Loon Lake: a gateway to Crystal Basin fun and adventure

Loon Lake can be accessed year round, although various portions of the area are seasonal. This lake truly is a gateway to many opportunities of exploration and adventure within the Crystal Basin and Desolation Wilderness. Directions Loon Lake is located a… Read More

A quick look at Ice House Reservoir

Directions Take Highway 50 East from Sacramento and head toward Placerville. You will make a left onto Ice House Road which is located about 22 miles east of Placerville. The road is narrow at points and has many twists and turns…. Read More

A quick look at Dark Lake

The lake is roughly at the 7000 foot elevation mark. It seems to be more popular for fishing rather than hiking or picture taking. Directions From Sacramento, head east on Highway 50 past Placerville. Roughly 4.5 miles east of the town… Read More