In August we had a blast stargazing at the Sardine Peak Fire Lookout. We also did the Signal Peak OHV trail and enjoyed magnificent views around Cisco Grove. Three of us did a scouting run to Mount Patterson east of Topaz Lake. The peak is at 11654’ elevation and is called “Mars with Flowers” due to the unique Alpine environment. We’ll be adding a group trip to Mount Patterson next year. For more information on how to join, see www.TD4Wheelers.org.
October has several fun runs scheduled. The first run is to Faucherie Lake located south of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Bring your car toppable kayak or take the 2-mile round trip hike across the dam to view the falls. The second run is via the Ophir Grade Trail to Virginia City. Ophir Grade is a historic toll road built in the 1860s. Both runs are suitable for stock high clearance 4WDs.