Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another new chapter - Salt Lake City

Getting back closer to the mountains. Not 'IN' the mountains, but closer. Salt Lake City is at the base of the Wasatch Range, running from just over the Idaho border on the north to 160 miles to the south. From wikipeda -
"It is generally considered the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, and the eastern edge of the Great Basin region.[1] The northern extension of the Wasatch Range, the Bear River Mountains, extends just into Idaho, constituting all of the Wasatch Range in that state.
According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, Wasatch in Ute means "mountain pass" or "low pass over high range."[2] According to William Bright the mountains were named for a Shoshoni leader who was named with the Shoshoni term wasattsi, meaning "blue heron".[3]"

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