I think you have submitted two Keg Mountain pages.
I sure as heck did. Thanks Dave for the heads up and for the vote.
Looks like a ton of fun.
It sounds like the Keg may be a water one (?), but here's some interesting tidbits on other places in Utah with the name.
What a strange name in a predominantly Mormon state.
Not too strange when you consider the history of the remote areas of the state. "Mormon state" or not the remote areas (deserts) of Utah were prime bootlegging country for outlaws and hard for the law to find during the prohibition. Many name places with the word "Keg" (or Moonshine, etc) remain in Utah. Sometimes remains of the stills and kegs are still there. Here is a place where you can still find and see them (interesting if you are in the area):
There are other various "Keg" names in the area:
I mean if you were making Moonshine, the remote deserts of Utah is a perfect place. There is little chance of getting caught. You simply bury your kegs various places in the ground or sand and let the buyers know where they are buried.
Hey, congratulations on finally finding a mtn with no cell phone service. That's not unusual for most of us but for you that never happens so I guess that's a good way to show how far out in the middle of nowhere this was.
Oh, you didn't know that I don't have my analog phone anymore, just a digital. I had a falling out with US Cellular and that was the company i had the analog phone with. The analog phone would have made it, of that I have no doubt, but digital out there, no chance since there are no towers in range. Now where I put that new keg at? .... : )
Ive camped twice at keg Pass, 2004 and 2009, first time just tent and drove the suv, second we drove 40 mile sform our base camp all on the ATV,,,great place we did meet a family who camped below the pass going north,,yes very primative, but nice, hiking exploring, etc, or just kick back next to the fire, i do recommend water, and safety gear out here, cause we only met one family, but that was it till we got back to our base camp,,,,i recommend ride an ATV out to this area , and camp...plenty of room for all
You bet your applesauce that you want water and safety gear out in this area. I've hiked this area, around Topaz Mountain, and the Thomas Range quite a bit over the years. There are many times that I see nobody the whole day and pass like 2 cars on the highway coming and going. With so few people and being way out of cell phone range, having a car in good repair and taking some precautions is a must. I just purchased a handheld GPS with an Iridium subscription so that I can send my wife all's-well messages periodically and it has an SOS button that can send a 911 message with GPS coordinates via satellite. I'd have to be in bad shape to hit that button but it's good peace of mind. I also like that you can text people via satellite, so you can hopefully get a friend/family member to come get you before it becomes a 911 survival situation.
It's my theory that it's actually more dangerous in this area when it's 60 degrees out. Why? You're not thinking about water, you're not breaking a sweat, you don't feel hot, so it's super easy to forget to drink. This area is so dry that it constantly sucks the moisture right out of your body. By the time your mouth feels thirsty, you're already a quart low.
Have a good one and be safe!