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My Wasatch Photos

My Wasatch Photos

My Wasatch Photos

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Object Title: My Wasatch Photos

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Page By: Rocky Alps

Created/Edited: Aug 20, 2007 / Jan 10, 2016

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The Wasatch Range

These are some pictures I've taken in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Most of them were taken in the short stretch of mountains extending from Salt Lake City in the north to Provo in the south, which has the highest concentration of rugged peaks in the Wasatch, rising up to 7,000 feet above the valley floors. No other place in the United States offers as many hiking and climbing opportunities so close to a major city, and the scenery is comparable to what you'd find in the Tetons, Sierra, or Colorado Rockies. The best views require hiking longer distances to escape the crowds, but there are also some nice places you can drive right up to, such as Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Silver Flat Reservoir in American Fork Canyon. Despite a large network of well-maintained trails, most of the Wasatch 11ers (mountains with summits above 11,000 feet) require some form of scrambling (climbing using your hands) and all involve a little off-trail hiking. It's great being able to live next to such beautiful peaks!

A resource I often refer to when looking for new Wasatch hikes to get a feel for how difficult they will be is the Wasatch Mountain Club's Hike Listing & Ratings Table (compiled by Kip Yost).

I put together a slideshow of my pictures: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, & Part 6.



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Voted 10/10

beautiful photos!
Posted Aug 21, 2007 2:25 pm

Rocky AlpsRe: wonderful

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 4:05 pm

DeanA gem


Voted 10/10

...of an album. So many nice pics and I like the way you have presented the peaks.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 8:02 am

Rocky AlpsRe: A gem

Rocky Alps

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Thanks, Dean. I'm glad you like the pictures. It helps having such great places to take them.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 8:32 pm

Nyle WaltonWonderful Wasatch

Nyle Walton

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It's wonderful to see pictures of peaks that I climbed over fifty years ago. Your entry reads like a guidebook to this inspiring backdrop to my old hometown of Salt Lake City. I enjoyed your pictures of the Alps as well. Thanks.
Posted Jul 14, 2011 5:36 pm

Rocky AlpsRe: Wonderful Wasatch

Rocky Alps

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Thanks, Mr. Walton. I became a bit jaded living in the Alps for three years growing up, but am gaining a greater appreciation for the beauty right on my doorstep here in the Wasatch. I feel lucky to have lived in these two places where the mountains are so accessible.
Posted Jul 19, 2011 2:44 am

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