A day in the Wasatch Mountains

June 21st, 2012

Ephraim, Utah-[Guest blogger Tricia Hall]

After a couple of productive days measuring deformation features and joints, Dr. Judge and I took a day for a fun drive up into the Wasatch Mountains and Plateau. The scenery was much different from that of the desert we were used to. From Ephraim, we headed north climbing onto the Wasatch Plateau. The views were spectacular, and we made sure to stop at every possible place to take in the landscape.

The best vehicle for getting up a mountain...plus it's easy to find.


Along the way we had to share the road with a flock of sheep


Running water! An exciting find for people who walked down a dry creek bed the day before.

We stopped for a short lunch break after making our way down the plateau via the Skyview Drive, and we then made the drive to Mount Nebo on the other side of the valley. Just like on the Wasatch Plateau, we were able to drive through a beautiful national forest as we drove up the slopes. We even ran across features such as Devil’s Kitchen, which seemed very out of place on the forested mountains.

The view from 9000ft in the Wasatch Mountains.

The mini Bryce Canyon...Devil's Kitchen

Once we emerged from the Wasatch Mountains we drove through Nephi to grab something for dinner, and then it was back to Ephraim to prepare for another day in the field.

4 Responses to “A day in the Wasatch Mountains”

  1. Before It's Newson 21 Jun 2012 at 2:25 am

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  2. Mark Wilsonon 21 Jun 2012 at 7:36 am

    Beautiful images, Tricia! You are certainly seeing a range of western geology — and your summer is just starting!

  3. Meagenon 22 Jun 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous! And so different from the BRD. Sweet Jeep, too. Wish we had that a few weeks ago.

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