Eccentric Peak - High Point in Daggett & Uintah Counties, UT, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 48.573 W 109° 58.453
12T E 586518 N 4518121
Quick Description: Utah's Eccentric Peak sits on the border of Daggett and Uintah Counties, representing the high point in each county.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 11:30:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMBMQA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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Long Description:
Eccentric Peak (benchmark name) is located in the eastern portion of the Uinta Mountains. The peak is located nearly due north 40 miles of Roosevelt, Utah and is the county high point of Daggett and Uintah counties. It is relatively easy and can be done with the family, as this is one of the easiest of the 12'ers in the Uintas and Utah. The high point is marked with a BM (brass cap) and a stone wind shelter.

Interestingly, there are actually two benchmarks on this same mountain, located a very short distance apart. For this reason, the peak is also known as Chepeta Peak. If not for the county high pointers and the close proximity to Chepeta Lake the peak would probably be visited by only a few each year.

The Chepeta Lake Route is by far the most popular route and the one described in the two county point guidebooks out. This is the easiest and shortest route. The route heads north to between Papoose and Moccasin Lake and then northeast to the gentle summit. This route is about 5.2 miles round trip with 1700 feet elevation gain.

The Spirit Lake Route is slightly longer than the Chepeta Lake Route, has only a bit more elevation gain and passes over a sub-peak. This route is only slightly more difficult than the Chepeta Lake Route and is very easy for an off-trail route.

The Spirit Lake Route is not as popular, but it is much more scenic and the access road is generally better. From the trailhead, this route heads SE up to the ridge and then follows it SW to a sub peak ("Dagget Peak"). From Dagget Peak, the route follows the gentle ridge SE and then east to the summit of Eccentric. This route is about six miles round trip with 2500 feet elevation gain.

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State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Daggett & Uintah Counties

Elevation: 12,276

Elevation Measurement: Feet

Access: Bushwack (on foot w/no road or trail)

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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