Wasatch Plane Ride

John Daly took us (Tom and I) on single propeller plane ride around the Wasatch. It was one of the most intense things I've ever done. I only got a few still shots because I was mainly operating a video camera.

We came around the north end of Mount Timpanogos and I snapped off as many shots as I could, after an hour of aligning and color correction here is a 90 degree rotation of the second biggest mountain in the Wasatch, made out of 5 still shots.

As we reached the northeast side of Timpanogos, the engine stalled and we fell sideways straight down for about 150 feet, it was weird looking out of the window and seeing the ground coming up at me, but it was no problem, John regained control and we went on about our business.

Monday, June 11, 2001

John Daly and Tom Stubbins pre-flight.

At about 11,400 feet looking east at the 600 foot walls of Lone Peak.

The Lone Peak Cirque is home to many well known multi-pitch climbing routes
From right to left - The Flying Buttress, Summit Wall, South Summit Wall,
The Question Mark Wall, and The Hyperform Wall.

Lone Peak at the head of Bell's Canyon. In the foreground is Big Willow Cirque.
In the far background is Box Elder Peak.

Big Willow Cirque

Bell's Canyon clearing and Alpine Ridge.

Most of the Alpine Ridge, from Alta to American Fork Twin Peaks, Red Baldy, White Baldy,
and The Pfeifferhorn.

Jordanelle Reservoir

Utah Olympic Sports Park


American Fork Twin Peaks from the south.

Mount Nebo 11,928' from the north.

The Pfeifferhorn in the foreground and
Mount Superior and Monte Cristo in the background.

A view of most of the Wasatch.
The nearest ridge is the Olympus Ridge with Gobbler's Knob and Mount Raymond.

Millcreek Ridge, Olympus Ridge, Cottonwood Ridge, Alpine Ridge.

Gobbler's Knob 10,246' at the head of Alexander Basin, next is Mount Raymond 10,241'

Mount Raymond and Wildcat Ridge.
You can see Mount Timpanogos in the far distance.
The reflection of the airplane window is visible on the right.

Mount Olympus and Twin Peaks above the Salt Lake Valley.

Salt lake City in front of the Foothills

Newly reconstructed I-15 interchange.

The Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island.
Above are the lake effect clouds that like to block the sun from hitting the Wasatch.

Big Cottonwood Canyon Areas

Twin Peaks form the west,
the obvious gully is the head of Deaf Smith Canyon North Fork.

Looking east down Twin Peaks and Cottonwood Ridge.
Storm Mountain is the ridge on the lower left.

Storm Mountain, Stairs Gulch, Broads Fork, Mill D South, and
Mineral Fork.

Looking east up Big Cottonwood Canyon, you can see:
Broads Fork, Mill D South Fork, Mineral Fork, and
Kessler Peak - in the middle.

Looking straight down into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
You can clearly see Storm Mountain Island at the bottom.

East of Mount Olympus is Wildcat Ridge,
one of the burliest mountaineering hikes in the Wasatch.

Looking east down Olympus Ridge, you can see Wildcat Ridge,
Thaynes Peak, Mount Raymond, Gobblers Knob and the entire Brighton area in the far back.

Timpanogos Area

The Cascade Mountain limestone tiers viewed from above.

Cascade mountains behind Mount Timpanogos.

Aspen Grove Ampitheater, Timpanogos Peak is on the right.

Aspen Grove Ampitheater,
this peak looks like it has a little station at the top but it is just snow.

The Timpanogos Ridge, Mount Timpanogos is in the middle.

Timpanogos Peak - 11,750'

Timpanogos Peak from the south.

Special Thanks to John Daly and Tom Stubbins


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