SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Wet, cold weather moving across the Wasatch Front is throwing a wrench into Memorial Day plans. And it’s forcing many Utahns to grab the umbrella and bundle up.
Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be the unofficial start of summer. You know… spending time in the sun, boating, having fun camping up in the mountains, but with gloomy clouds, rain, chilly winds, and even snow hitting the Wasatch Front, it looks like Mother Nature missed the memo.
One glace up Little Cottonwood Canyon says it all. Wind, snow, and downright cold isn’t the summery start canyon campers had hoped for.
“We thought there would be some rain but we didn’t think there would be snow in the forecast,” said Kathy Oyler, Little Cottonwood Canyon camper.
“We were hoping it’ll clear up a little bit,” said Mark Oyler, Little Cottonwood Canyon camper.
The Oyler family reserved a camping spot up Little Cottonwood Canyon for a big get-together.
“We had a group site. 50 people were supposed to be here, but it looks like only three made it,” said Mark.
Inside another campsite young campers killed time playing cards.
“We’re having fun, no work, no cell phones, no distractions,” said Lisa Fife, Little Cottonwood Canyon camper.
Those brave enough to stay vowed to make the best of it.
“We’re not going to let it ruin our time (but) if the fire goes out, it’ll be a different story,” said Kathy.
Who knows? They may even get to see a few foresty friends.
(ABC 4 spotted a moose walking through the canyon reporting this story.)