POTD October 29, 2013: High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah
High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Rich Emerson
On the north slope of the Uinta Mountains, Henrys Fork Lake is a paternoster lake—one of a chain or series of lakes in a glacially eroded valley. Most of the glaciers had retreated by 14,000 years ago, leaving behind moraines, U-shaped valleys, and cirques carved into Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group rocks.