My mother was both a hiker and botanist and spent many hours collecting and drying specimens for the Garrett Herbarium at the University of Utah. She was often accompanied by Dr. Walter Cottam, professor of botany and ecology at the U. You could not go hiking with one or both and not learn more than your brain could hold about plants.
These flowers bring back so many memories. The high country meadows are lush in color and it is beautiful to behold.