I too just got back to listening to the podio version of the book. It just so happens that I live in a city mentioned in the book and within an hour to the actual Wah Wah Mountains. The book inspired me to give them a visit today. Gmork is entirely right. The area is filled with abandoned mines. There is plenty of solitude. The area is a good drive from anywhere. The range doesn't stand out much as a place to visit. The highway that divides the Northern and Southern ranges is pretty lonely. It is also home to the rare mineral red beryl, sorry no platinum. Due to poor route choices I didn't make it to the summit of the Southern Wah Wah range. I plan on going back on Sunday. Anything you guys want me to photograph when I go? Also, The highpoint of the southern range is unnamed. I think we should dub it Funeral Peak.
Does anyone know if Scott Sigler has been to the Wah Wah's? I really wondered about that when I went. The mining history, the actual difficulty of finding information on google and how much the range doesn't stand out in that part of Utah all made me think that he had. If nothing else, a tribute to the research he puts into his book.