Most Utahns are familiar with the Uinta Mountains, but few realize that the range has twenty-one peaks above 13,000 feet ("thirteeners" or "13ers"), some of them still unnamed.
The elevation, challenging terrain and weather, solitude, and the beautiful setting in Utah's largest wilderness area make climbing the thirteeners a particularly rewarding experience.
Better yet, in the summer and early fall every one of Utah's thirteeners can be safely climbed by a reasonably fit hiker without rope or climbing gear (even the most rugged-looking summits like the photo at left!).
This guide provides detailed topographical maps and information on access routes and trailheads, summit routes with difficulty ratings, camp locations, estimated hiking times, weather advice, and brief facts about geology and the history of the wilderness area. It also includes over fifty photographs of this breathtaking country, in both black and white and color.
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