Sunday, November 29, 2015

Western Desert Mountains of Utah

One of the most interesting things about living along the Wasatch Front is that all of the towns and people are plastered along the western edge of the mountains from Nephi to Logan. If you drive west, within a few minutes you will leave Utah Valley and cross over into the western deserts. This area is characterized by huge valleys with hardly any development and just a few roads. The roads are mainly dirt with one or two exceptions. This is called the Basin and Range Province. The huge flat valleys are in between long north/south lines of hills and mountains. The valleys or basins are usually treeless and are covered in a sea of sage brush. It is one of my favorite places because of the vast open areas and the fact that there are so few people. Not that I would like to live there, but it is appealing in its emptiness.

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