Carbon County Highpoint Trip Report
Plateau BM (12,612 ft)
Date: September 5, 1997
Author: Bob Packard
From Red Lodge, I drove out FR 71 to West Fork Rock Creek Trailhead and camped
in my camper the night before.
Hiked up the West Fork Rock Creek Valley via excellent trail, leaving the trail
when it went up to Sundance pass and then bushwhacked past Silt Lakes to a pass
where USGS map indicates "snowfield", southeast of Castle Mountain. Used my
crampons on 2 snowfields. Climbing north and northwest got me to the
Plateau BM, HP Carbon County, and Castle Mountain (12,604 feet) with a flat area between.
The trip was 12.25 hours, 20 miles, and 4,800 feet of elevation gain.