Seven Utah Counties in-a-day Trip Report
Date: July 12, 2003
Author: James Wedekind
After weeks of reconnaissance and careful planning to incorporate
adequate night lighting (ie. full moon) the 4th Wedekind Army
launched an assault upon the unsuspecting counties of UT.
Major General Jessica Wedekind coordinated the logistics and
guaranteed that all ground forces were adequately briefed and
transportaion was fully fueled for this ground breaking assault.
Upon Col James Wedekind's arrival from parts unknown the 4th Wedekind
Army advanced out of Roy, UT towards the enemy scouts located near
Monument Peak in Carbon County.
The scouts were quickly overwhelmed along with Monument Peak just
after midnight on 12 July. From there the 4th Wedekind Army chased
the retreating scouts up East Mountain in Emery county and finally
dealt the deciding blow atop South Tent Mtn in Sanpete County (Left a
Ragu jar w/matchox for a register). By this time the morning sun had
risen and the element of surprise was lost.
A known enemy concentration was surrounded near Mine Camp Peak of
Millard County and eventually eliminated after a tiring drive that
ended within artillery range of the summit. The next enemy
encampment was located near Cedar Breaks NM and was fully entrenched
near the summit of Brian Head Peak. Some smooth talking allowed us
to approach Brian Head Peak through the throngs of Mtn bike racers
and we eventually were able to chase the combatants off of the summit
towards Kane County. The chase continued through Kane County and the
enemy was difficult to locate along an invisible county line.
Eventually we encountered a small contingent near the Andy Martin-
built cairn. Despite resistance the enemy succumbed to our pressure
and the cairn was ours.
The last known active county defenders were located near Bluebell
Knoll of Wayne County. The 4th Wedekind Army advanced slowly towards
Wayne County, obviously worn out by the long day of battle. After 20
some miles of dirts roads they established camp and approached the
summit of Bluebell Knoll. Time was quickly running out. Where was
the National Forest Bluebell Knoll sign? Finally it appeared on our left.
The 4th quickly advanced up the hill and encountered little
resistance as they stormed the last known enemy encampment.
The 4th Wedekind Army had finally completed its objective: 7 UT
county HPs on 12 July. YIPPEE!!
We've still got a lot of hiking to do before UT is complete, but this
trip was a lot of fun and put a big dent into the UT counties!