NOTE: The following email message was received from “High Uintas Friend” Rusty Swenson and reproduced here with his permission– with his photos interspersed, ending with a short 360 degree video from Rocky Sea Pass.
Thanks for all of the information that you’ve provided on your website. It has made trip planning much easier. I didn’t end up in Four Lakes Basin as planned, I visited the area and found crowds of noisy people back there and had no interest in camping with them. I decided to head up over Rocky Sea Pass for the first time to try my luck in the Upper Rock Creek area.
Looking east from Rocky Sea Pass
Looking east with Explorer Peak showing on the left center–and snow bank showing that you have to navigate to switchback down into the Rock Creek Drainage.
I took a trip to the Upper Rock Creek area this week, just got back today. I was surprised at how quiet the area was, as I didn’t see a soul for two days while beyond Rocky Sea Pass.
Looking west from Rocky Sea Pass with Mt. Baldy in the distant left center, and Mt. Agassiz on the right
View from Rocky Sea Pass looking towards Hades Pass in left center and West Grandaddy Mt. in the center.