A review of Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge

  • Two skiers climb near Wolverine Ridge.

    Courtesy Howie Garber
  • A snowboarder is silhouetted on blowing snow in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range.

    Courtesy Howie Garber

Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
Howie Garber
211 pages, softcover:
Peter E. Randall, 2012.

Most people in Utah live within 20 miles of the Wasatch Range, whose peaks and canyons provide water for the valley while offering a welcome retreat for those seeking solitude. In Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge, nature photographer Howie Garber captures mountain light and color, making a powerful visual argument against more development in Salt Lake City's high-elevation backyard. Nineteen essayists, from conservationists and scientists to politicians and skiers, join Garber in expressing their love of the range and their hopes for its future.