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‘This has been a really well-kept secret:’ Take a tour of Utah’s forgotten petroglyphs

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COALVILLE — NaVee Vernon seemed unconcerned about the snowflakes swirling around her as she eagerly led a group of about a dozen state, county and local officials up a hill toward Coalville Ledge.

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POTD November 2, 2016: High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County

High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2016

The late Precambrian-age Red Castle and Dead Horse Pass Formations, carved by Quaternary glaciers, form the cirque above Henrys Fork basin in the Uinta Mountains. A popular backpacking destination, Henrys Fork basin lies beneath the highest point in Utah, Kings Peak (13,528 feet; on the skyline in middle of photo).

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POTD August 2, 2016: Red Castle Peak and East Red Castle Lake, Summit County

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Red Castle Peak and East Red Castle Lake, Summit County

Photographer: Ryhan Sempler; © 2016

 

 

Jessen Lake, Uinta Mountains, Summit County, Utah Photographer: Ken Krahulec; © 2015

POTD December 22, 2015: Jessen Lake, Uinta Mountains, Summit County, Utah

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Jessen Lake, Uinta Mountains, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Ken Krahulec; © 2015

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone. Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

POTD December 1, 2015: Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah

Take this in over your outdoor daydream today.

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Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone.

Geologic Map of the Kings Peak 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Duchesne and Summit Counties, Utah

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By: Esther M. Kingsbury-Stewart, Paul K. Link, Carol M. Dehler, and Shannon L. Osterhout

The Kings Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle straddles the crest of the Uinta Mountains in the High Uinta Wilderness Area and contains Kings Peak, Utah’s highest point. The peaks and cliffs are comprised of the newly formalized formations of the Neoproterozoic (late Precambrian) Uinta Mountain Group, which is about 770 to 742 million years old. The basins, basin margins, and cirques are filled with glacial deposits of Smith Fork age-32,000 to 14,000 years ago (Pinedale equivalent). The quadrangle also straddles the anticline crest of the Uinta arch. A series of igneous dikes are exposed in the quadrangle. These dikes cut formations of the Uinta Mountain Group are about 450 to 490 million years old.

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Landslide mitigation to be considered by County Council

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After a week off, the Summit County Council will meet in session on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with the potential for landslides in Summit County one of the issues to be discussed.

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POTD August 6, 2014: High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah

Utah—putting the “Awe” in geology since the Precambrian.

High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Chris DuRoss; © 2013

Ostler Peak (12,718 feet) is reflected in a meander bend of the Stillwater Fork of the Bear River in the Uinta Mountains. Thousands of years ago glaciers inundated much of the Uinta Mountains, leaving behind long glacier-carved valleys, steep-sided cirques, and jagged peaks.

3.2-magnitude earthquake hits near Francis: Seismologist says quake is "nothing out of the ordinary"

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Francis resident Eric Averett was sitting at his kitchen table Friday morning when he felt a short rumbling and a “boom” sound. That rumbling was a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, which was reported three miles southwest of Woodland.

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Minor earthquake recorded in Summit County

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A minor earthquake rattled a remote area of north-central Utah’s Wasatch Mountains late Friday morning, but caused no damage to nearby communities.

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