Brighton Ski Resort

Lake Mary
Lake Martha
Lake Catherine
Dog Lake
Sunset Peak 10,678'

We started from Brighton Ski Resort at the head of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The trail climbs through heavily traveled paths, around the Girl Scout Center and the ski trams. Every time I've been to Brighton during the summer I've seen a moose, this time was no exception. We saw one at Dog Lake.

Sunday, June 24, 2001

Dog Lake

Looking north over Dog Lake toward Clayton Peak.

Lake Mary looking north

Along the Lake Mary Trail.

Pioneer Peak from along the trail to Catherine's Pass

Pioneer Peak from along the lake Mary Trail.

Improvising a path up a wet slab.

Just past Catherine's Pass.

Mount Timpanogos to the south

Jared and Denyse at Lake Catherine (10,200')
Looking toward Sunset Peak (10,678')

Going up to Sunset Peak, almost to Catherine's Pass.

From along the trail to Sunset Peak

From the top of Sunset Peak looking north to
Lake Catherine, Lake Martha, and Lake Mary.

We went almost straight down from Sunset Peak back to Lake Catherine.

Cottonwood Ridge from the top of Sunset Peak

Peaks from right to left:
Dromedary, Sunrise, Twin Peaks (east peak) unnamed,
Monte Cristo, Superior, unnamed, unnamed.

To the northwest: Mount Wolverine, Mount Tuscarora, Mount Millicent

To the southwest: Devils Castle, American Fork Twin Peaks and the Sugarloaf.

Milkweed sap

UFO Clouds above the ancient tree corpses.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

A young bull moose

Special Thanks to Jared, Denyse and Ruojia


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