From this overlook, you can see Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Tallac,
far into Desolation Wilderness, The Carson Range, Heavenly Valley Ski
Resort, and much more. It is definitely one of the most accessible scenic
overlooks. During the summer it is actually someone's job to sit in
the lookout and watch for smoke from fires. Not a bad way to make a
living. To continue on to Angora Lakes, keep skiing along the ridge.
You will climb a bit more then get a short downhill before ending up
in the parking area for Angora Lakes. From here, a short, steep climb
leads to the quaint summer resort at Angora Lakes. In the summer, you
can swim, sunbathe and get fresh lemonaide and ice cream bars. During
the winter, you can relax and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the surrounding
mountains. The return trip is fast and fun. Remember there are a few
sharp turns (that some have failed to negotiate) on the way down! Finally,
this tour is best done after a storm when the snow is a bit fresh. Because
of the melt/thaw that occurs here, the trail can turn into pure ice.
Concerns: Pack it in, pack it out!
The trail is in the shade and can get very icy and fast. When this condition
exists, caution is strongly advised!