Brokeoff Mt and Ponderosa Way
September 8, 2010

Labor Day long weekend: hiking, 4WD and Sacramento.

We went back to Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park to knock of Brokeoff Mt. which is the high point of Tehama County, CA. There are 58 counties in California, with 56 high points (2 are on borders). We liked the trail to the summit of Brokeoff very much.

The next day we drove the 59 mile ‘Ponderosa Way’ 4WD Trail. (We used the book ‘California Trails – Northern Sierra Region’ by Peter Massey et. al.). Long and rewarding trail, amazing colors and great views.

On the 3rd day we were hoping to do some more county high points but, unfortunately, lots of these have communication towers on them (and/or are surrounded by private property) so therefore they are not accessible to the public. We did however see ‘The Smallest Mountain Range’ in the World: The Sutter Buttes.

We had a late lunch along the riverfront in Sacramento and stumbled into the ‘Old Wild West’ in Old Sacramento.