This flower is the Utah State flower. It became that way because the 1st mormon settlers ate the bulb of this plant to ward off starvation.....thats why people here in Utah who eat the bulbs are called "bulb eaters". Happy Trails
"Mountaineering is more than climbing (exercise), panoramic views, and wilderness experience. It is also challenge, risk, and hardship (self reliance). And it is not for everyone. Those drawn to the mountains can find them exhilarating and irresistible, as well as frustrating and sometimes even deadly. There are qualities to mountaineering that bring inspiration and joy in a pursuit that is more than a pastime, more than a sport – a passion, certainly, and sometimes a compulsion."
--Mountaineering: "Freedom of the Hills", Chp. 1