Lower Sweetwater Valley

The valley of the Sweetwater River along the Granite Mountains is picturesque. As soon as travelers rounded the corner of the mountains at Devil's Gate, the impressive gunsight notch of Split Rock became a prominent landmark toward which the trail would travel.

Looking west towards Split Rock

A thunderstorm moves over the valley

Trail ruts in the rain

The view across the valley towards Martin's Cove

Looking across the valley at the entrance to Martin's Cove

The view to the south

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