Pausing for a break on the way up
Since we weren't leaving for Lake Powell until Sunday morning, we had time on Saturday for an exploration of Little Cottonwood Canyon. After my dad, my brother and I went grocery shopping for the Powell trip, we went for a hike up to Cecret Lake at Alta, lobbing snowballs at each other from the remaining snow. It was a slight shock for some of them, hiking above 9,000 ft. after being at sea-level just the day before, but the whole group is active and outdoorsy and no one complained.
Ice is definitely out at Cecret Lake
After the hike the adults were parched. Luckily, the Brewfest was just hitting its stride at Snowbird so we stopped in for a sampling of the state's best. My niece convinced her father to go on the alpine slide with her so everyone ended up happy about the day. Back at home, we got pizza and got organized to head south to Powell the next day. Items not to forget: beer, sunscreen and swim suits!