The trail to the top of Little Mountain makes a pretty spring ride. March 21, the first day of spring, provided plenty of sunshine and a high in the 60's. The photo above was taken at the trailhead (5700 ft). Our destination (8500 ft) is out of sight, over the ridge seen in the distance.
Red hills mark the path.
The Uinta Range is visible to the northwest.
Communication towers mark the top of Little Mountain. We expected to reach snow-covered trails near the top, but the snow was gone in the open areas, with only a few patches lingered in the pinyon-juniper shade.
Our trailer is parked on the grass-covered mesa top.
Back at the trailhead, Marsh Peak towers in the distance. At 12,240 feet, Marsh is still heavy with snow. Amber waves of grain (crested wheat grass, planted by the BLM to replace overgrazed native bunch grass) ripple in a light breeze on the broad mesa.