The Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake Valley

May 29, 2010

20100529 – Saturday - The Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake Valley
Ray Boren
Summary Author: Ray Boren; Sandy Simmons

The photo above shows a beautiful view of the snowy Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah. This scenic fault-block range forms the east side of Salt Lake Valley. Lone Peak at 11,253 ft (3,430 m) is at right center. The Salt Lake City area has been quite cool this spring. In fact, on May 24 there was a late season snowfall in the valley. Nearly an inch (2.5 cm) of snow was measured -- a record for this late in May. It remained on the ground almost all day. The day before and the day afterward it was t-shirt and shorts weather. Up and down, hot and cold, wet and dry, furnace on then off! One hardly knows what to expect of the weather here. A cold front was moving into the Salt Lake City area from the northwest on the evening this photo was taken -- May 4, 2010.

Photo Details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D60; Focal Length: 70.0mm; Aperture: f/10.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 100.