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At the Saddle, Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA

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At 9,600 feet, Notch Peak is a moderately tall mountain as mountains go in the Basin and Range region of the Western USA.  What makes Notch Peak so spectacular is the over 4000 foot cliff face that falls nearly straight down just a few steps from the peak itself.  The cliff face itself starts at Notch Peak and stretches around the saddle and westward below Sawtooth and adjacent peaks.  It is a sight to behold after a 4 mile hike from the trailhead, when you come to the edge and the world falls away at your feet.

Layer after layer of ancient limestone forms the cliff face from below, deposited as uncountable millions of tiny skeletons in an ancient sea over 450 million years ago.  Just to the east, away from the cliff and below Sawtooth, lives a grove of bristlecone pine trees.  Who knows, but these may be several thousands of years old - old to us, though very very young by the standards of the cliff they grow near.

Here along the ridge of the House Range, we have a commanding view of the surroundings.  The narrow white band of hardpan (dried lake plain) to the south is within the Tule Valley while the much broader tan-white hardpan to the southeast marks the remains of Sevier Lake.  The Sevier Lake bed is bounded to the east by the Cricket mountains.  To our immediate west, the Confusion mountains form the next range with the Snake Range in the far distance, home to Great Basin National Park.  To the south stretch the Wah Wah mountains.

On the day of this hike, we could see for 50 or more miles in all directions.

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A: Between Sawtooth and Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 60 meter væk

At 9,600 feet, Notch Peak is a moderately tall mountain as mountains go in the Basin and Range region...

Between Sawtooth and Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA

B: Bristlecone Pines below Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 60 meter væk

At 9,600 feet, Notch Peak is a moderately tall mountain as mountains go in the Basin and Range region...

Bristlecone Pines below Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA

C: Sawtooth and Notch Peaks, House Range, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 90 meter væk

At 9,600 feet, Notch Peak is a moderately tall mountain as mountains go in the Basin and Range region...

Sawtooth and Notch Peaks, House Range, Utah, USA

D: Notch peak trailhead

Af Calvin Jones, 3.9 km væk

 Notch Peak Trailhead.  Notch peak is a summit in the House range in Millard county.  Notch peaks nor...

Notch peak trailhead

E: Amasa Valley - View of Baldy

Af Calvin Jones, 4.6 km væk

View of Baldy in Amasa Valley.  Amasa valley is part of a ATV trail system located in Millard county ...

Amasa Valley - View of Baldy

F: Buhanan Cabin, Sawtooth Canyon

Af Calvin Jones, 4.9 km væk

The Buhanan Cabin is located in the lower end of Sawtooth Canyon on the way to the Notch Peak trail h...

Buhanan Cabin, Sawtooth Canyon

G: Amasa Valley - View from Baldy

Af Calvin Jones, 5.0 km væk

Looking off the top of "Baldy" to tule and wirlwind valleys. Cayote springs can be seen to the north ...

Amasa Valley - View from Baldy

H: Amasa Valley - Old shaker table

Af Calvin Jones, 6.0 km væk

Old shaker table used in mining gold located in Amasa Valley in the house range in western utah.

Amasa Valley - Old shaker table

I: Amasa Valley - Old Mining building

Af Calvin Jones, 6.0 km væk

View of an old Mining building and deisel generator located above North Canyon in Amasa Valley.  Amas...

Amasa Valley - Old Mining building

J: Amasa Valley - Old mining building1

Af Calvin Jones, 6.0 km væk

View of an old mining building in Amasa Valley.  Looking into North Canyon.  Amasa valley is ATV ridi...

Amasa Valley - Old mining building1

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Dette er et overblik over Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

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