Oweep Creek Basin

From the top of Porcupine Pass you can see across the entire Oweep Basin and into the Lake Fork drainage. This is a section of trail where you will spend some time because the distance from one side of the drainage to the other is so great. The eastern side of the valley is very open and flat. You will occasionally find water in this area, but it becomes more abundant as you head to the west. The trail is difficult to find due to frequent sheep traffic in the area, but there are cairns every couple hundred yards to keep you going the right direction. The trail gets better as you begin to encounter timber and drop into Oweep Creek and its tributaries. 

From the creek, the trail will begin to climb out of the river drainage and head towards Lambert Meadows. This section is littered with small springs and water is easy to come by. About 1/2 mile before you reach the meadows you'll come across a beautiful lake called Paradise Lake. It's difficult to describe exactly where it is along the trail, but you'll know it when you see it because it's one of the more stunning lakes you'll encounter on the trip. The trail runs on the southern edge of the lake, and though it's small, this picturesque lake is one you'll undoubtedly remember.  

Camping Potential - 4
Water Availability - 3
Difficulty - 2
Scenery - 4

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