Atop Kings Peak

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King’s Peak rises 13,528 feet in the Uinta Range and is named after Clarence King, first director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Image by by William S. Sutton

King’s Peak rises 13,528 feet in the Uinta Range and is named after Clarence King, first director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Image by by William S. Sutton

Once on the summit

of King’s Peak, highest

in Utah, we notice

a scarcity of flowers

but a richness in diversity

of rocks from granites

to shales to quartzites

and sandstones, all of

reddish-brown hue.

As pikas squeak in

high pitch, we gaze

at all the surrounding

mountains of Gilbert,

Emmons and Red Knob,

but distant Tokewanna

Peak, with its crest of

snow, catches my eye for

more than a moment or two.