are scenic mountain vistas from fire lookouts, panoramas, and info about these
spectacular views which
you can easily drive to in a standard 2WD car, over good roads, off of major interstate highways.
The website features photos and interpretive exhibits that identify what can be
seen in the landscape around these viewpoints.
A view of 14,162 ft. high Mt. Shasta from Herd Peak lookout’s front yard. You can see a rotating panorama of the view from that lookout by clicking on the "Herd Peak" link at the top of this page.
The other pages on this website can be similarly accessed from the links at the top of the page, below the red "Lookout Vistas" title.
Thanks to Locco1 for the beautiful You tube video photo montage of the spirit of the mountains above. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pejkQMNxdg&feature=related
mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as
sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and
the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
Sierra Buttes Lookout can be seen on the highest peak in this photo. You can find a link to a panoramic photo of the vista from this lookout by clicking on the "Pano Vistas" link at the top of this page.
have spiritual significance. Mountains
have long been seen as sacred places that are close to the heavens, and where
the human condition can be seen in perspective to the vastness of the cosmos.
20, 2009 – New Yosemite pages
about the fire-fighting mission from the Crane Flat Lookout and Helitack