Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Henry Mountains of Utah

The Henry Mountains are one of the most remote and inaccessible locations in the continental United States. Here is a description of the mountains from the Wikipedia article entitled appropriately, "Henry Mountains."
The Henry Mountains are located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Utah and run in a generally north-south direction, extending over a distance of about 30 miles (50 km). They were named by Almon Thompson in honour of Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The nearest town of any size is Hanksville, Utah, which is north of the mountains. The Henry Mountains were the last mountain range to be added to the map of the 48 contiguous U.S. states (1872), and before their official naming by Powell, were sometimes referred to as the "Unknown Mountains." In Navajo, the range is still referred to as Dził Bizhiʼ Ádiní ("mountain whose name is missing").
The highest peaks in the range are over 11,000 feet. This is a view looking west from Highway 95 near Hite, Utah.

1 comment:

  1. Yes - Hanksville Utah -- lived there for several years as a young girl.!! Very remote and at that time very much still "old days" type of living. Miss it in some ways but as an adult now - not really - LOL It has changed now and more modern in some ways, but a lot has not changed.