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Shadow Lake at the base of the Jupiter Chair Lift.  This is late spring and the lake is full.

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Spring begins later at upper altitudes.  The atmosphere's temperature warms to spring like conditions after the snow melts.

 

Add the lack of snow and the average cooling per one thousand feet of altitude is approximately 3 to 5 degrees F.  This number is an approximate  because this is a "Gas Law". 

 

Part of the "Gas Law" is the weight and volume of the air as it changes with altitude.  The important fact is that on any day you may start at 6500 feet altitude and travel to 10,000 feet altitude and experience a ten to twenty or more degree change in temperature.

The amount and length of sunlight per day is also important.  Also the moisture content of the air is important.  

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The remains of the California-Comstock Mine [Thaynes Canyon]. 

The service road to this side of the building will go to Shadow Lake and the Jupiter chair lift.   The Comstock Mine road is on the opposite side of the remains.  The ridge above the building is Pinecone Ridge. 

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White Columbine found on Spiro Trail in the King Consolidated portion of the Park City Resort.

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This is one of the locals of the Wasatch mountains. 

Usually they just wish to be left alone.  

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Important note:  "Please do not pick the flowers, some of them are toxic".  

Moose mom with calf.  This local is the largest mammal in the forest.  Do not antagonize this mom.

This Moose was having lunch when the author was mapping the Empire Link trail.  The date is the 6th of August 2021.