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I'm on the summit of Cobb Peak, a tough peak that tested our routefinding skills. Pic courtesy of MikerHiker, my companion on this desert peak on April 30, 2009.

Pic taken from Graham Peak of Cobb

Cobb Peak is found in the Silver Island range near Wendover Utah and the white area below me is the Bonneville Salt Flats. Cobb Peak was named in honor of John Rhodes Cobb,automobileand motorboat racer, first to reach a speed of 400 mph on land. On Sept. 16, 1947, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, U.S., he set world speed records (not broken until 1964) for Class A (unlimited engine size) automobiles: 394.196 mph for one mile and 393.825 mph for one kilometre. Each record was the average of speedsattained in a round trip over a measured mile and kilometre; on the return lap he was timed at 403.135 mph for the mile. Both of his world records surpassed standards that he had set in 1939. While trying to establish a world speed record for motorboats, he was killed when his jet-propelled craft, travelling at more than 200 mph, disintegrated.

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redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - May 1, 2009 7:57 am - Voted 10/10

Wow

What a shot Dean. Those dry lake beds and flats look awesome in the background. I look foward to seeing more photos of the flats of Western Utah.

MikerHiker

MikerHiker - May 1, 2009 8:45 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Shot

Wow, This pic turned out great! Awsome hike partner!

Dean

Dean - May 1, 2009 8:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Shot

Thank you for taking the shot and I'll have the Cobb pics put together in awhile. From the looks of the weather outside today, it looks like thursday was the right day to have done Cobb Peak.

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