We had a great ride up Signal Peak to check out the abandoned Central Pacific Railroad Fire Lookout and enjoy the panoramic views. The Lookout was used until 1934 to watch for fires in the snow sheds. There are several routes up including:
- A hard way up leaving from Indian Spring OHV staging area at Eagle Lake Road. This very rocky route has several obstacles. Our convoy made it up safely.
- A less challenging way up via Forest Service Road 85 leaving from Cisco Grove suitable for SUVs and is definitely worth the drive. Just be sure to come back down the same way as the OHV route looks very tame until you’re fully committed. We did a loop trip returning via the Cisco route.
September also featured awesome stargazing at Sardine Fir Lookout where we viewed Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s moons. We held our fifth annual Sierra Trails and Ales Event and enjoyed a delicious catered BBQ dinner by the Tahoe Donner catering team – Yum! Thank you TD Catering! Lithia Jeep had new Jeeps on display and Four Wheel Parts brought an OHV and provided items for the raffle. Thanks for supporting our club!
Several club members are doing very difficult trails this month: the Rubicon and Barrett Lake OHV Trails. We look forward to hearing their reports. In October we’re heading up Pole Creek OHV Trail to hike Tinker’s Knob and doing fire safety maintenance in Euer Valley.