Mt. Nebo with Dog Valley in the foreground

At 11,928 feet, Mt. Nebo is the highest point in the Wasatch Range. It is also the most prominent landmark in this part of Utah. It is the first place to catch the snow in the early fall and the last place for it to melt in early summer; we look to it as a barometer of how the winter snow-pack is developing. Near the very top are found interesting Pennsylvanian Period fossils. From Dog Valley, in the foreground, can be found fossilized wood from ancient Lake Flagstaff, from the late Paleocene and early Eocene.