Wasatch, NW Wasatch, and Tokewanna peaks

the Western-most group of Uinta 13ers as seen from across East Fk Blacks Fork, from the NE Ridge of East Lovenia. 10/8/2008 10:40 am

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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 22, 2008 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow...

that plain under these mountains looks fantastic, I like such places.

Tomek

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Nov 23, 2008 10:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow...

Thanks Tomek, yes, I also just love the alpine tundra basins of High Uintas for this airborne sort of feeling. The timberline trees are the only thing to give your eye a scale marker, and so the valleys look even wider than they really are (although they aren't small by any stretch anyway ... this tundra plain in Blacks Fork is about 6 km across). Perhaps my fav picture of Uinta's huge basins is this underrated SP shot:
http://www.summitpost.org/image/183700/150376/painter-basin.html

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 23, 2008 4:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow...

That's really great,6 km!, how high it's situated asl ?

T

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Nov 23, 2008 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: above sea level?

like 3,200-3,400 m (11,000 ft give or take). There are occasional boulderfields and swampy areas, but mostly it just rolling tundra, very easy to go crosscountry in any direction

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