9780874805888

High in Utah : A Hiking Guide to the Tallest Peak in Each of the State's Twenty-Nine Counties

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  • ISBN13:

    9780874805888

  • ISBN10:

    0874805880

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
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Summary

If you measured the highest point in each county, which of the fifty states would have the highest average elevation? You probably didn't say Utah, but in fact the average elevation of the state's county high points is approximately 11,222 feet (Colorado is second at 10,971 feet). Most, but not all, of Utah's high peaks grow out of a series of mountain ranges that form a backbone from north to south through the middle of the state. Surprisingly, most can also be climbed in a day, and during the warm months climbing gear may be unnecessary. Some summits are even attainable by car. High in Utah is quite consciously a book for peak baggers, complete with a checklist and elevations. Summits range from Kings Peak, Utah's highest at 13,528 feet, to the unnamed peak in Rich County, a mere 9,255 feet. In addition to the county high points, this book also has four "classic" climbs: Mr. Olympus in Salt Lake County; Mt. Timpanogos above Provo; Notch Peak in the House Range west of Delta; and Wellsville Cone, Cache Valley's western landmark.

Table of Contents

Mountain Checklist ix
Preface xi
Caution xv
How to Use This Book xvi
Introduction 1(1)
Flora and Fauna of Utah's Mountains 2(2)
Mountain Weather 4(3)
Low Impact Hiking and Camping 7(2)
Wilderness 9(4)
County High Peaks
American Fork Twin Peaks, Salt Lake County
13(4)
Bluebell Knoll, Wayne County
17(4)
Brian Head Peak, Iron County
21(4)
Bull Mountain, Box Elder County
25(4)
Delano Peak, Beaver and Piute Counties
29(4)
Deseret Peak, Tooele County
33(6)
East Mountain, Emery County
39(4)
Eccentric Peak, Daggett and Uintah Counties
43(4)
Fish Lake Hightop, Sevier County
47(4)
Gilbert Peak, Summit County
51(4)
Ibapah Peak, Juab County
55(4)
Kings Peak, Duchesne County
59(6)
Mine Camp Peak, Millard County
65(4)
Monument Peak, Carbon County
69(4)
Mount Ellen, Garfield County
73(4)
Mount Nebo, Utah County
77(4)
Mount Peale, San Juan County
81(4)
Mount Waas, Grand County
85(6)
Naomi Peak, Cache County
91(4)
Signal Peak, Washington County
95(4)
South Tent Mountain, Sanpete County
99(4)
Thurston Peak, Davis and Morgan Counties
103(6)
Unnamed, Kane County (proposed Andy Nelson Peak)
109(4)
Unnamed, Rich County (proposed Bridger Peak)
113(4)
Unnamed, Wasatch County (proposed Mount Cardwell)
117(4)
Willard Peak, Weber County
121(8)
Utah Classics
Mount Olympus
129(6)
Mount Timpanogos
135(6)
Notch Peak
141(4)
Wellsville Cone
145(3)
Appendix A: Equipment List 148(1)
Appendix B: Problems at High Altitude 149(2)
Selected Readings 151(1)
Acknowledgments 152(1)
About the Authors 153

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