Looking west down Little Cottonwood Canyon
We went home the long way - continuing up Emigration Canyon to the reservoir overlooks and then back down Parley's Canyon to circle around home. We puttered around for a while, doing laundry and picking up the house, until it stopped raining. The clouds lifted a little bit and H suggested we head up to Alta to see if there had been any more flash flood damage in Little Cottonwood Canyon. There were a few rocks across the road and the shoulder seemed washed out in places but in general it didn't look that bad.
Weather-watching at Cecret Lake
We drove up to the Catherine's Pass trailhead and parked there for a quick walk up to Cecret Lake. There were a few other people there but nothing like the hordes that had been coming up in the height of wildflower season. Since we passed folks on the way up, we had the lake to ourselves for a little while. It was quiet and pretty, with low clouds making their way up Albion Basin, hovering below the mountaintops.
Low clouds over Albion Basin
Back at the truck we paused for a couple of beers, giving directions and people- and cloud-watching. It never really cleared up but that didn't really matter. What matters is getting out into the mountains, however you can.