Sunday, February 5, 2017
The Rugged Wasatch Mountains
The Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah are notable because of their close proximity to population centers. 85% of Utah's population of approximately 2.2 million people live within 15 miles of the Wasatch Mountain Range. I happen to live about 2 hundred yards from the mouth of an impressive canyon. See Wikipedia: Wasatch Range. The highest mountain peak in the range is Mount Nebo at 11,928 feet above sea level. My view to the south, where Mount Nebo is located near Nephi, Utah, is blocked by the bench created by the Bonneville Lake Shoreline. The most dramatic feature of the entire mountain range is the Wasatch Front. This is the west side of the range that faces a string of valleys for approximately 120 miles that are filled with contiguous cities all along the front.