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The Wasatch Mountains, USA

41.1N 112.6W

July 19th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Snapshots

USA - June 24th, 2009

USA - June 24th, 2009

Areas of four states in the USA are visible in this image, which focuses on the Great Salt Lake and Desert, near the center.

The mountains and golden brown land in the upper right quadrant are part of the state of Wyoming, while the greener land in the upper left quadrant belongs to Idaho.

Below, the arid area along the lower left edge is part of Nevada, while the rest of the terrain moving eastward up to the lower right edge belongs to Utah.

The image is virtually divided in two by the Wasatch Range, a mountain range that stretches about 160 miles (260 km) from the Utah- Idaho border, south through central Utah in the western United States.

It is generally considered the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, and the eastern edge of the Great Basin region.

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