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Northern Oquirrhs
The northernmost Oquirrhs as seen across the Salt Lake Valley from Mount Wire.
October-11-2011

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lcarreauNice ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

If you look closely, you captured the
tallest man-made structure in Utah, the
Kennecott smokestack at 1,215 feet tall.

Hang on! Think I see a U of U student watching a Ute's game down in the stadium - fascinating!
Posted Oct 12, 2011 11:37 pm

ZeeJayRe: Nice ..

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

Yes, I know it's there. According to Wikipedia it is the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi and the 4th tallest smoke stack in the world.

It doesn't look too bad from far away . . .

For all the non Utahns that might read this, it is on the very right of the picture, between the dark little peak and the edge of the picture.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 9:50 am

lcarreauRe: Nice ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I was living (in Tooele) at the time they
constructed that smoke stack.

They put it up in sections, and used a
helicopter to set the sections into place.

Was hoping that a tunnel would be built
going through the Oquirrhs linking Tooele
with Salt Lake, but (as kids) we were
satisfied with riding our bicycles over
Butterfield Pass.

Zee, THANKS for bringing back a few memories
from the dusty closet.

NOW - go outside and RAKE UP those LEAVES !!!
:- )
Posted Oct 13, 2011 10:29 am

ZeeJayRe: Nice ..

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

Riding a bicycle over Butterfield Pass is impressive, especially because mountain bikes weren't invented way back when :)

No leaves yet.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 12:04 pm

EricChuVery nice!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

A very eye-catching panorama shot you took, what with the wide view and that mountain range in this awesome light and the rainbow in the middle!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:02 pm

ZeeJayRe: Very nice!

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

Thank you Eric! I've done that hike many times but have only seen a rainbow this once.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 8:59 pm

normanoremoquirrhs

normanorem

Voted 10/10

I can get a great feeling just sitting here and looking at the photo, thanks
Posted Jan 28, 2012 6:34 am

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ZeeJaySubmitted by ZeeJay
on Oct 12, 2011 9:27 am

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Lat/Lon: 40.65959°N / 112.20232°W
Object Title: Northern Oquirrhs

Image Type(s): Hiking