Dallas With The Wellsville Mountains
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2010 jim otterstromThis photo was taken from the road my mom lives on, about 100 yards south of her house.
The view is to the east and that's the Wellsville Mountains Wilderness in the background, home to deer, elk, moose, mountain lions, bobcats, and bighorn sheep. The Wellsvilles are also located in a major western flyway for raptors.
The Wellsville Mountains run north to south, between us and Logan, Utah. The two highest peaks are Box Elder Peak at 9,372', and Wellsville Cone at 9,356'. Depending upon the source of your information, the Wellsville Mountains are either the steepest mountain range in the U.S., or one of the steepest. Only 5 miles wide, they rise 5,000 feet from the valley floors surrounding them. There are only 17 miles of trail in the mountains and one of these days I'll be hiking them.
Wildlife Refuges and Wilderness Areas Within Bicycling Distance
Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo! Click to enlarge
Labels: animals, Bear River Valley, habitat, nature