Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge, the large format, coffee table-sized photography book on the Wasatch Mountains, has just been published and the glowing reviews are already coming in..
By Brett Prettyman
Salt Lake Tribune Review and book signing mention
First Published Nov 07 2013 01:04 pm • Last Updated Nov 11 2013 09:02 am
Book Review: ‘Wasatch Range’ beautiful chronicle of mountains
By Connie Lewis
For the DESERET NEWS
Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT
The Wasatch Mountain Range not only provides beauty for the residents of Salt Lake City, but recreational opportunities and the water that sustains the valley. In the book “Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge,” Howie Garber has gathered 25 years of his photographs in a beautiful, inspiring format…continue reading review
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Below is a book review written by Dr. Gale Dick that was published in Save Our Canyon’s most recent newsletter. BOOK REVIEW FROM SAVE OUR CANYONS NEWSLETTER – August 2012 Review by Gale Dick Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge 25 Years of Photographs by Howie Garber You will want to have this book and you will want to give it to friends and family. It is gorgeous with beautifully printed photographs that Howie Garber has taken of the Wasatch Mountains over the years and through the seasons. There are great scenic panoramas, wildlife and wild flowers, action on the slopes and in the back country, vast views from afar and exquisite close ups. Seized moments, such as new fallen snow on a forest, abound. It is clearly a labor of love and a wonderful present-day artistic companion to Painters of the Wasatch Mountains by Robert S. Olpin, Ann W. Orton and Thomas F. Rugh (Gibbs Smith 2005) It is, however, much more than a magnificent display of photographs. Part of the subtitle is “With Essays from Visionaries Inspired by These Mountains”. These essays come from a wide variety of writers, scientists, activists, land managers and others with intimate knowledge of our home mountains. Here is the alphabetical list of authors: Brad Barber, Peggy Battin, Mayor Ralph Becker, Sarah Bennett, Jen Clancy, Joan Degiorgio, Gale Dick, Carl Fisher, Zach Frankel, Brooke Hopkins, Allison Jones, Alexis Kelner, Rep .Jim Matheson, Andrew McLean, Peter Metcalf, Denny Montgomery, Jeff Niermeyer, Bill Parry, Rick Reese, Jim Steenburgh, Tom Wharton and Brooke Williams. These 23 contributors come to the reader with many different messages but they share a common and palpable passion for the Wasatch and their contribution to the health, vitality, splendor and spiritual depth they provide to the people who live nearby or travel to visit them. They offer a multifaceted Wasatch rhapsody. A few highlights: As you read his article, Bill Parry will tell of the 1.9 billion years of geological activity that created the range and Jim Steenburgh will explain why we have “The Greatest Snow on Earth™” and what it is. The onslaught of suburbia on the Wasatch and the dwindling access to them becomes vivid in Sarah Bennett’s account. You will probably be astonished to read in Allison Jones’ essay that there are 250 animal species that find a home in these mountains. Andrew McLean will give you a connoisseur’s appreciation of the Wasatch from a global perspective. Steve Trimble and Rick Reese tell of the great accomplishment leading to the creation of Bonneville Shoreline Trail and a reverie of the trail through the seasons. Jeff Niermeyer will remind you of the heroic century-long preservation of our Wasatch watershed by Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities. A major theme of the essays is the growth of activist groups working hard to preserve what we have. Among them are Save Our Canyons, Emigration Canyons Trails Coalition, Friends of Alta, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee, Wild Utah Project, and Salt Lake County Open Space Trust Fund. The Outdoor Industry Alliance has played an outstanding role. The work of all of these gets a good deal discussion in the collected essays. Howie Garber’s book is a major contribution to the discussion of the daunting challenges that the wildness and beauty of the Wasatch face now and in the years to come as the population of the Wasatch Front and Back grow and the ski industry continues its never ending push to expand and take over the entire central part of the range. In its sheer beauty is dramatizes what is at stake in these coming struggles.