Archive - La Sal Mountain Range in Utah

December 15, 2019


Each Sunday we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD was originally published December 13, 2013.

: Bevan Biggs
Summary Authors: Bevan Biggs; Jim Foster

This photo showing the snow-capped La Sal mountain range in southeastern Utah was snapped from Arches National Park. Rising above the Colorado Plateau, the La Sal range was originally created by an intrusion of igneous rocks approximately 25 million years ago. Mount Peale, at right, climbs to 12,721 feet (3,877 m). Vegetation in the foreground consists primarily of saltbush and greasewood shrubs. Photo taken in late September 2013.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi; Lens: EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM; Focal Length: 85.0mm; Aperture: f/16.0; Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60); ISO equiv: 400; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows.