High In Utah by Michael R. Weibel, Dan Miller

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By Michael R. Weibel, Dan Miller

"Alaska is our largest, buggiest, boggiest country. Texas continues to be our greatest unfrozen nation. yet mountainous Utah, if ironed out flat, could take in more room on a map than either." -Edward Abbey in the event you measured the top element in each one county, which of the fifty states could have the top common elevation? you most likely did not say Utah, yet in truth the common elevation of the state's county excessive issues is nearly 11,222 ft (Colorado is moment at 10,971 feet). so much yet no longer all of Utah's excessive peaks develop out of a sequence of mountain levels that shape a spine from north to south during the heart of the country. strangely, so much is also climbed in an afternoon, and through the nice and cozy months mountain climbing apparatus might be pointless. a few summits are even possible through automobile. excessive in Utah is particularly consciously a ebook for top baggers, entire with a list and elevations. Summits diversity from Kings height, Utah's optimum at 13,528 ft, to the unnamed height in wealthy County, an insignificant 9,255 toes. In addition to the county excessive issues, this publication additionally positive factors 4 "classic" climbs: Mt. Olympus in Salt Lake County; Mt. Timpanogos above Provo; Notch height in the home variety west of Delta; and Wellsville Cone, Cache Valley's western landmark. for the reason that discovering a position to begin can usually be the main challenging a part of a hike, emphasis is put on instructions to every trailhead. there's a highway map for every hike, in addition to a path map displaying contours. The routes during this advisor aren't continually the best or such a lot sensible, yet they could be the so much attractive and are frequently the main time-honored (lessening human effect on different strength routes). trouble degrees variety from "extreme"--long, steep routes that could require a few path finding--to "too easy"--accessible through vehicle. units of mountain climbing occasions are supplied to house adaptations in mountain climbing pace, and there are additionally sections on natural world, mountain climate, reduced impact climbing and tenting, apparatus, and altitude affliction. TOC: Mountain list Preface warning easy methods to Use This publication advent flowers and Fauna of Utah's Mountains Mountain climate Low impression mountain climbing and camping out wasteland County excessive Peaks (26 overall) Utah Classics (4 overall) Appendix A: gear checklist Appendix B: difficulties at excessive Altitude chosen Readings Acknowledgments in regards to the Authors

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Do not snap branches off trees, alive or dead. ·Put out campfires completely. ·Remove all unburned trash from the fire ring, and scatter the cool ashes over a large area well away from camp. For more information about Leave No Trace, NOLS has a toll-free telephone line at 1-800-332-4100. org Page 9 WILDERNESS The Utah deserts and plateaus and canyons are not a country of big returns, but a country of spiritual healing, incomparable for contemplation, meditation, solitude, quiet, awe, peace of mind and body.

Notch Peak14130. Wellsville Cone145Appendix A: Equipment List148Appendix B: Problems at High Altitude149Selected Readings151Acknowledgments152About the Authors153 Page viii Page ix MOUNTAIN CHECKLIST __ 1 KINGS PEAK, 13,528', Duchesne County __ 2 GILBERT PEAK, 13,442', Summit County __ 3 MOUNT PEALE, 12,721', San Juan County __ 4 MOUNT WAAS, 12,331', Grand County __ 5 ECCENTRIC PEAK, 12,276', Daggett & Uintah Counties __ 6 DELANO PEAK, 12,169', Beaver & Piute Counties __ 7 IBAPAH PEAK, 12,087', Juab County __ 8 MOUNT NEBO, 11,928', Utah County __ 9 FISH LAKE HIGHTOP, 11,633', Sevier County __ 10 MOUNT ELLEN, 11,522', Garfield County __ 11 AMERICAN FORK TWIN PEAKS, 11,489', Salt Lake County __ 12 BLUEBELL KNOLL, 11,328', Wayne County __ 13 BRIAN HEAD PEAK, 11,307', Iron County __ 14 SOUTH TENT MOUNTAIN, 11,285', Sanpete County __ 15 DESERET PEAK, 11,031', Tooele County __ 16 UNNAMED, 10,743', Wasatch County __ 17 EAST MOUNTAIN, 10,743', Emery County __ 18 MONUMENT PEAK, 10,452', Carbon County __ 19 SIGNAL PEAK, 10,365', Washington County __ 20 MINE CAMP PEAK, 10,222', Millard County __ 21 UNNAMED, 10,027', Kane County __ 22 NAOMI PEAK, 9,979', Cache County __ 23 BULL MOUNTAIN, 9,934', Box Elder County __ 24 WILLARD PEAK, 9,763', Weber County __ 25 THURSTON PEAK, 9,706', Davis & Morgan Counties __ 26 UNNAMED, 9,255', Rich County __ C1 MOUNT OLYMPUS, 9,026', A UTAH CLASSIC __ C2 MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, 11,749', A UTAH CLASSIC __ C3 NOTCH PEAK, 9,654', A UTAH CLASSIC __ C4 WELLSVILLE CONE, 9,356', A UTAH CLASSIC Page x Aspen Under Mount Nebo Page xi PREFACE In the summer of 1996, I was chatting with Cache County Attorney Scott Wyatt about half a dozen thingssome legal stuff, some mountains.

If you are fishing, a metal or graphite fishing pole can serve as a lightning rod. Another fact to keep in mind: most lightning deaths occur at the beginning or end of the thunderstorm. If people are injured by lightning, treat the person who has the most extensive injuries first and call for help. A person struck by lightning carries no electrical charge. A person who appears dead can sometimes be resuscitated by performing CPR. Along with the thunderstorm, heavy rains are possible in the mountains, with associated flash flooding.

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