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New book out: "Utah Thirteeners"

April 19 2004 at 11:57 AM
L:ynn Arave  (Login LynnArave)

 


"Utah Thirteeners: A Guide to Climbing the 13,000-Foot Peaks of the High Uintas," By David Rose (University of Utah Press; April 2004; 208 pages; $14.95), is new book that's just out before this year's climbing season.
There's plenty written about Utah's tallest, Kings Peak, but not about other 13,000 foot Utah summits, many without names.
That's the problem with Utah's 13ers is that most are not officially named and there's some dispute over what is a peak and what is not.
Rose lists 21 total 13,000-foot peaks in the Uintas, including 12 unnamed summits. A few years ago, I counted 14 unnamed peaks. Not that Rose is incorrect, it's a matter of what you consider a peak to be.
Rose gives the unnamed peaks his own names in this book and some of them are pretty good titles too.
This is an excellent new reference book for anyone wanting to hike 13,000 Uinta Mountain peaks. (The Uintas have all of Utah's 13ers.)
Rose has found that you can group the 13ers into 4 groups and so in four 3-to-6 days backpacking trips, they could all easily be hiked.
Book stores in the west should be able to get or order the book, or the printer's Web site is: www.upress.utah.edu/

 
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