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Promontory and Raft River Mountains North of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

41.1N 112.6W

September 28th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Utah, USA - August 30th, 2009

Utah, USA - August 30th, 2009

The landscape north of the Great Salt Lake (lower right) in thisĀ  orthorectified image of Utah, USA, includes several mountain ranges, while the Great Salt Lake Desert can be seen to the west.

The small ridge in the upper left quadrant is known as the Raft River Mountains. This range includes George Peak, a mountain summit that climbs to 9,567 feet (2,916.02 meters) above sea level.

The larger range running north-south on the right side of the image is the Promontory Mountains. This range reaches down into the lake, creating a 20mi long peninsula.

Running through Promontory Point at the tip of this peninsula is a railroad on a causeway called the Lucin Cutoff, identifiable here as a straight white line cutting across the lake and desert.

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