'Watermelon snow' piques curiosities in Utah after abnormally wet winter
June 30, 2023
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — High up in the mountains, amid pinyon pine and quaking aspen trees, the remaining remnants of the winter's snow is dotted with hues of pinks, purples and oranges.
Hikers, campers and church youth groups journeying by grasp it in their palms and liken it to flavored snow cones, Flamin' Hot Cheetos, pink lemonade, dissolved blood or if passersby conducted an art project using red food coloring.
"It's almost like it's been sprinkled with Himalayan salt or even Kool-Aid powder," Jana Brough, a mother hiking with friends and family at Tony Grove Lake in Utah's Logan Canyon,...