Rock Creek Drainage

Rock Creek Drainage

The southern slopes of Ostler Peak on the Uinta Crest as seen from near Jack and Jill Lakes in the upper forested part of Rock Creek Drainage. This drainage is often referred to as the "heart of the Uintas" because it is shaped like, well, a heart. June 2002. Fuji Velvia 50.
on Apr 5, 2007 11:01 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 282912


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fastpony - Apr 6, 2007 1:52 pm - Voted 10/10

What I am looking forward to!

I am taking a group of very capable scouts into the Rock Creek drainage this summer. I have hiked, fished and camped in a lot of the wilderness areas of the Uintas, but this will be new to me so it is good to see a photo before hand to see what I am in for. Thanks for the nice shot!


46and2 - Apr 7, 2007 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What I am looking forward to!

I just scanned this five year old pic yesterday. What timing!

I am not sure what your plans are or what you want to get out of a scout trip, but here is a suggestion - stay high. I mean elevation-wise of course. :) Seriously, I recommend to avoid dropping down either on the Highline Trail or on the trail to/past Jack and Jill Lakes. After Rocky Sea Pass, just before you hit Black Lake, hang a left to travel past Rosalie, Gladys, Helen and Lightning lakes in the far upper basin. If you are headed to Cliff Lake, Boot Lake or even Deadhorse Pass, the views from up there are fantastic.

Hmmmm, I seem to remember that Black Lake is somehow connected to scouts. Do you know?


Scott - Apr 9, 2007 5:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Ostler Peak?

Are you sure that is an un-named one? I think it is Ostler Peak. True summit is just out of site.


46and2 - Apr 9, 2007 7:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ostler Peak?

Damn you are good. From my vantage point, it looked like the peak just NE of Spread Eagle. Because it is on the Uinta crest and Ostler is not, I thought it was just one of the many unnamed peaks of the Uintas. I'll attach this to the Ostler Peak page. Thanks!


Scott - Apr 9, 2007 7:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Ostler Peak?

Thanks for adding this pic. I can use it on the route page I put up on Ostler Peak from the Rock Creek Basin since my photos were pretty bad (I deleted mine and can use this one). Hope you don't mind.

Damn you are good.

I used to work at East Fork Bear River Scout Camp. Often on weekends, I would have someone drop me off at Hayden Pass, go over Rocky Sea Pass, Ostler Pass, Priord Lake, and to East Fork Bear, usually camping at Lightning Lake along the way.

Anyway, unfortunately, my photos are aweful with my cheap camera back then. If you happen to have any better photos of the peak below from Rock Creek, feel free to post:

"Priord Peak"

My photos are pretty bad.

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