Rock Creek Area

Frost Wedged rocks on the right: At these high elevations, water seeps into cracks in the rocks and then freezes, expanding as it transitions from liquid to solid. This forces the cracks to widen, and the process is repeated as temperatures rise and fall, finally shattering the rocks. Originally this trail was a road to a tungsten mine used during a couple of wars. The mine was further to the south over the Sierra crest and on the west side of the Sierras