Swasey Knob

Heading towards the high point of Swassey Knob, the broad bump that lies ahead.
9-7-2008

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rmac10

rmac10 - Oct 30, 2008 1:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Peak in distance

Is that peak left of center Tokewanna, 13,165 ft. ?

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Oct 30, 2008 9:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Peak in distance

No, it is Lovenia (13219). If you look really hard you can also see the very tip of Wasatch (13156), 1.85 miles S of Tokewanna, just above the horizon to the right of Lovenia. Beulah is the next thing sticking up on the left of Lovenia. Here's another picture of the same area, closer up, taken from the summit of Swasey Knob, in which you can clearly see Lovenia, Wasatch, and East Lovenia.

rmac10

rmac10 - May 26, 2009 3:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Peak in distance

Sorry it's been so long since I was at Summitpost... thanks so much for the info. It's a fine shot, and makes me soo want to be in the Uintas! Thanks again.

Dean

Dean - Oct 31, 2008 7:17 am - Voted 10/10

I'm wondering if

Swasey Knob and Swasey Peak (in the west utah desert) are named after the name person ??

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Oct 31, 2008 8:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm wondering if

I wondered that too, but unfortunately can't answer this question either. As far as I know, there is no official name for Swasey Knob (12124). Scott just called it this since Swasey Hole to the SE was the nearest named geographical feature.

Scott

Scott - Jul 19, 2010 10:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm wondering if

Scott just called it this since Swasey Hole to the SE was the nearest named geographical feature.

Yes, and if interested I used the name "Knob" because there already was a Swasey Peak (which some call Mt. Swasey) and Swasey Mountain in Utah. I thought "Knob" might avoid confusion between the different places.

Anyway, it is possible that this is named for the same Swasey's in the House Range. I know the Swasey's of the San Rafael Swell did get into the Uinta Basin.

Although I don't know of any official source, I'm pretty sure that the same Swasey's in the Swell are connected with the House Range somehow. There are too many similar place names between the two regions. For example, Sinbad Country in the Swell vs. Sinbad Canyon and Sinbad Spring in the House Range. Swasey's Leap and Swasey's Cabin in the San Rafael vs. Swasey Peak and Swasey Mountain in the House Range. Having features adjacent to each other having both such uncommon names as Sinbad and Swasey must be connected.

Both areas either have or are adjacent to places known as Robbers Roost, but that name is a pretty common one.

If the Swasey's connected to the Uintas (which is certainly possible, if not probable) are connected to the San Rafael Swell, then almost certainly they are connected to the House Range as well.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jul 20, 2010 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm wondering if

Thanks Scott! I find stuff like this interesting. Now, if you could just tell me how Oke Doke Lake got named, my life would be complete.

Scott

Scott - Jul 20, 2010 10:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm wondering if

I have no idea how Oke Doke Lake was named. I've always wanted to hear the story behind Lightning Killed Bug Spring (West of Whiterocks Creek and NW of Elkhorn Guard Station) in the Uinta Mountains!

rmac10

rmac10 - Jul 19, 2010 6:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Beulah

I've only seen a couple of pics of Beulah, but the peak looks awesome! Is there a class 2 route up it, or is the climbing harder than that?

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jul 19, 2010 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beulah

Beulah was a peak that I thought was beyond me when I saw how rugged it looked on the map. I didn't even have to see it in person. There is no class 2 route to it, but 2 friends and I used this class 3 route to get there.

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