Monthly Archives: September 2015

Deseret Peak, Stansbury Mountains, Utah

In early September I spent a week hiking several Utah prominence peaks and sampling Utah mountain ranges I had not yet visited. This exploration included Mount Peale in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Abajo Peak in the Abajo Mountains near Monticello, Mount Ellen in the remote Henry Mountains, and Mount Nebo in the Southern Wasatch. The last prominence peak I visited in this exploration of Utah was Deseret Peak in the Stansbury Mountains just south of the Great Salt Lake. Deseret Peak has 5812 feet of prominence and 11031 feet of elevation making it the highest peak in the Stansburys and the fourth most prominent peak in Utah. Continue reading

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Mount Nebo, Southern Wasatch Mountains, Utah

In early September I spent a week hiking several Utah prominence peaks and sampling Utah mountain ranges I had not yet visited. I began by hiking Mount Peale in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Abajo Peak in the Abajo Mountains near Monticello, and Mount Ellen in the remote Henry Mountains. After visiting the Henry Mountains I took a rest day and next visited the Wasatch Range of Utah. My goal this time was Mount Nebo, with 5488 feet of prominence and 11,928 feet of elevation, making it the highest peak in the Wasatch. Continue reading

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Mount Ellen, Henry Mountains, Utah

In early September I spent a week hiking several Utah prominence peaks and sampling Utah mountain ranges I had not yet visited. I began by hiking Mount Peale in the La Sal Mountains near Moab and Abajo Peak in the Abajo Mountains near Monticello. My next goal was Mount Ellen in the remote Henry Mountains south of Hanksville. Continue reading

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Abajo Peak, Abajo Mountains, Utah

In early September I spent a week hiking several Utah prominence peaks and sample several Utah mountain ranges I had not yet visited. I began by summitting Mount Peale in the La Sal Mountains near Moab. The next peak on my list was Abajo Peak in the Abajo Mountains located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest just west of Monticello, Utah. Continue reading

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