Mammoth Peak Area

View from Pinyon Peak looking southwest. On the left are Sioux Peak, 8,102 feet, and Mammoth Peak, 8,108 feet, which is farther behind. They are close in elevation and look like one peak from this angle. In the center is Godiva Mountain, 8,048 feet. On the right is Eureka Peak, 7,917 feet. The summit of Lime Peak, 6,986, can be seen at the bottom of the photo. These peaks are located above Highway 6 near the town of Eureka.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 15, 2012 8:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Hello, Melinda ..

I always drive that road whenever I visit my
parents currently living in Tooele.

Oh ... what a sleepy little town, Eureka is ..

I love how you can catch an excellent view of
Mount Nebo to the east.

Seems like you would have run into some
abandoned mine shafts. You must have your
own private goldmine in that area, right ???

: - )

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Aug 27, 2012 1:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hello, Melinda ..

Thanks Larry. Eureka is a small town but it does have a gas station and historical significance. There are fewer facilities when you go farther into the west desert from there. I don't think there's too much gold left out there or maybe I just haven't found any yet!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 27, 2012 9:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hello, Melinda ..

You're right .... there's a-lotta history
packed into that little town !

I haven't been to Delta in ages. When I'm
driving south, I usually take the "Jericho Cutoff Road" which continues eastward to
the city of Nephi, Utah.

My point is: the west desert is an amazing
place, and shouldn't be overlooked by anyone
seeking the "quiet solitude" of Utah's Great Basin ....

... the only place I'd really like to visit
(someday) is Topaz Mountain, which is a Rock Hound's paradise.

Have you ever been there? It's located 40-miles west of Delta, Utah.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Aug 29, 2012 11:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hello, Melinda ..

I haven't been to Topaz Mountain but would like to go there when the weather is cooler. They actually did a large search in that area for Susan Powell. I've avoided going there for a while because of that. It such a desolate place to visit but I like the solitude.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 29, 2012 6:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hello, Melinda ..

An extremely bizarre case, indeed.

Gotta wonder what he was doing camped out
at Simpson Springs with his kids in the
middle of winter. Doesn't make any sense.

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