Originally Posted by yetigonecrazy
Has anyone poked around the Tushar Mtns of west-central UT? Some nice looking volcanic peaks, complete with gorges and gradient. There is some good snowfall up there too, water + gorges + friendly rock types = ??
Potential in North Creek and around the gorge outside Marysvale (several waterfalls), etc. Big wildfire a few years ago damaged a lot of the basins north of North Creek to I-70 and has left a lot of potential for mudslides and widow makers. Spent 2 years as a biological technician in that range for the forest service. There is a roadside series of drops along the Hwy up to the ski resort but it has a small dam that can limit flows. Fly fished the middle stretch and it has potential if the water gets high enough. Never really seen enough flow from my limited perspective though. Would take a lot of scoping out and I believe they have shut down all of the USGS gauges other than the lower ones.
Lots of ATV trails but fewer maintained hiking trails. One longer national scenic trail, plenty of high peaks and potential for ski mountaineering. Hit and miss snow in this region but it is one of the more reliable ranges south of I-70.
Ping me sideband if you have any specific questions. Great range with few non-motorized outside of hunting season.