The Wasatch Mountains run north and south and form the eastern boundary of the Great Basin Region and the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. The highest peak is Mount Nebo at 11,928 feet. The lower slopes of the mountains are covered with thick vegetation while above the treeline, the rocks are rugged and bare. The large U shaped valleys were formed by glaciers and the last remnant of those same glaciers is just now disappearing from the upper slopes of Mount Timpanogos. If I can manage from getting lost on the back roads, I can be deep in these mountains in less than half and hour from my home.