Treat Family or Friends to a Half-Day or Full Day Adventure

Experience the Great Outdoors. Ride Awhile - Hike Awhile - Get Your Feet Wet - See Breathtaking Views
Bald Mountain is a destination for a Custom Tour. It takes you to a breathtaking view overlooking Shaver Lake and the Sierra National Forest.

First there was a cabin at Bald Mountain Lookout on the Sierra National Forest dating to 1905 and one of the first in the state.

It was replaced in 1911 by a wooden tower, and the current 20′ H-brace metal tower was built in 1934. The lookout was last used in 1979 and was abandoned in Oct, 1979.
White Bark Vista is just off the Kaiser Pass summit. It is the western point for the start or exit of the popular Dusy Ershim 4-wheel trail.

The granite outcropping overlooks the vast Kaiser Wilderness and you can see Edison Lake in the distance.

For taking Mt. Tom Adventure, you will leave White Bark Vista and drive through Sample Meadows and on to the Mt. Tom tower. Then you head along Stump Springs Road and into community of Big Creek and then back to Shaver Lake.
On the way to the Giant Sequoias in McKinley Grove, you will visit the Pine Logging Camp and the popular Honeymoon Pool as well as the historic Dinkey Creek Bridge.

Depending upon the season, you maybe treated to a rush of water at the falls at Bear Creek along McKinley Road.

The hike among the towering trees is very refreshing. You will see old, uprooted trunks, moss covered trees and a meandering stream flowing through the area.
Lakeshore Resort at Huntington Lake was built in 1922. It features one of the few remaining wooden structures of its kind in a National Forest and has been nominated for the National Registry of Historic Places.

In 1922, Harry Allen, a heavy equipment engineer who worked on the building of the dams, built the General Store / Hotel and some of the cabins.

He was the person who took a Model T Ford over the mountains establishing the Kaiser Pass Road.
The Pine Mill Logging Camp is just off the Dinkey Creek Road. Later you will move on to the giant Sequoias at McKinley Grove.

The Pine Mill Logging Company began in 1937. It flourished during the spring, summer and fall, but shut down during the winter. It closed in 1979.

The most intense logging took place in the 1950’s. Families lived in assigned cabins. There was a communal cookhouse and a grades 1-8 elementary school for the kids.
The Mt. Tom destination is part of full day adventure that takes you to White Bark Vista and through scenic Sample Meadows to the lookout tower. Availability is up to the Forest Service.

The region is teeming with wildlife and offers thrilling views of the Sierra National Forest as to reach and climb over Kaiser Pass.

As you leave the magnificent 360 degree views offered at Mt. Tom, you will travel along old Stump Springs Road, down to Big Creek and back to Shaver Lake.
Rancheria Falls is off a side road that takes off Highway 168 between China Peak Mountain Resort and Huntington Lake. When at its peak, you will see a 150 foot waterfall that cascades over a granite cliff face and is beautiful.

Your tour guide will pack at the base of the trail so you take the short hike up to the falls.

Rember to bring along your camera, a bottle of water, comfortable hiking shoes and perhaps a towel to dry yourself off if you get too close!
After a walk through the Pine Log Camp near Dinkey Creek, you will visit beautiful Honeymoon Pools. It is actually in the Dinkey Creek Campground.

It is a short but vigorous hike to and from the pool. This location is favorite spot for family and friends to go swimming. It is also popular with fisherman.

When Dinkey Creek is flowing strongly in the spring and early summer, the upper creek offers white water adventures for those that like to kayak.
Courtright Reservoir has views that rival nearly anything you might have scene in Yosemite. It was constructed by PG&E to generate electricity at the unique Helms Power Plant at Wishon.

Water gathered at the Courtright facility is sent downhill to the Helms Generating Plant and pumped back from Wishon.

This allows for a maximum use of the water in this part of the Sierra Nevada. The two waterways have become very popular destinations for trout fishing and camping.

Favorite Destinations of Other Adventurous Folks

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