I made around the bowl and changed course, walking up the access road instead. I made it up to the ridge when I decided that I wasn't having all that much fun. As you can see from the photo below, it was completely cloudy and, with the wind picking up, chilly. I decided to cut my losses and retrace my steps back to the car. My feet were getting wet anyway.
That's not very summery-looking
After yard- and sprinkler-repair work that afternoon, H and I still were not ready to call it quits. The first Snowbird Cool Air Concert Series of the summer was that evening, so we packed our cooler and a bunch of warm clothes (mid-mountain temperatures were only 55 F at 5:30 p.m.) and headed up to the 'Bird's patio for an evening with Annika Chambers (Cory Mon opener).
Annika Chambers showing us how it's done
Ms. Chambers rocked the joint with her soul- and rock-infused blues; she and her band had been in town for the Utah Blues Festival (which I didn't even know was a thing - will have to check that out for next year). Lots of fun, great audience response and a fantastic way to kick off the summer season.