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This hike begins at Ophir Creek TH & climbs to Ophir Creek, at which point the lasso loop begins. The trail is under a canopy of Juniper & Lodgepole pines most of the way. Be sure to take your camera.
Ophir Creek & turn around - You can start this hike at the trail head, hike up to Ophir Creek & then rest, eat & retrace your track if you wish.
CLOCKWISE - Lasso Loop; AFTER crossing Ophir Creek, stay on this track which will take you up to a beautiful overlook of Washoe Lake when looking in one direction & Slide Mountain when looking in the other direction. Eventually you will reach Rock Lake & this track will parallel the south side & take you to the SOUTHEAST corner of Rock Lake, which will provide you with the BEST, MOST SCENIC view of Rock Lake & the sun will be at your back in the morning.
You will have to do some boulder hopping to reach the SCENIC OVERLOOK in the SE corner & again when departing & continuing your CLOCKWISE Lasso Loop hike.
Continue hiking from the SE corner SCENIC OVERLOOK to either the NW corner of Rock Lake or continue back down to Ophir Creek & back to the TH.
COUNTER CLOCKWISE - Lasso Loop; IF you just want to reach Rock Lake, this is the shortest way to go & the easiest. Once you Reach Rock Lake, you can simply turn around & retrace your track back to the TH. Or you can continue on with the Lasso Loop moving in a CLOCKWISE direction, return to Ophir Creek, thence back down to the TH.
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