The Grouse Ridge Lookout: one of California’s oldest lookouts with amazing views

The Grouse Ridge Lookout is one of the oldest lookouts in all of California. Built in 1923, this fire lookout was in use for five decades until being retired in the 1970’s due to the advancement of technology. Currently, there is… Read More

Forest City: Sierra County’s authentic Gold Rush ghost town

Forest City, appropriately named because of its location in the Tahoe National Forest, was settled in the summer of 1852 when miners discovered gold at the forks of the Oregon Creek in Sierra County. Within a few short years, the town… Read More

The Old Webster Schoolhouse: Alpine County’s historic and charming schoolhouse

The Old Webster Schoolhouse is a carefully restored and preserved late-19th century schoolhouse that served Alpine County from 1882 to 1928. This near-700 square foot structure was built on a hilltop, overlooking the small rural town of Markleeville and the surrounding… Read More

Mills Peak Fire Lookout: spectacular views of Lakes Basin Rec Area and Plumas County

The Mills Peak Fire Lookout is an active lookout located in Plumas National Forest and the Lakes Basin Recreation Area at an elevation of 7,300 feet. This lookout provides spectacular views of both Plumas and Sierra Counties, is staffed around the… Read More

Frazier Falls: the premiere waterfall for Lakes Basin Recreation Area

The Lakes Basin Recreation Area is an outdoor paradise for anyone who enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, boating, scenic lookouts and memorable adventures. This rugged landscape has many points of interest with Frazier Falls, quite possibly, being the most popular of them… Read More

The Angora Lakes: a magnificent family hike to a perfect summer destination

The Lake Tahoe Basin is filled with many exciting trails that lead to breathtaking destinations. One such trail that fits this description is the Angora Lakes Trail. What makes this trail even more enjoyable is that it’s family friendly and great… Read More