Made famous by Galen Rowell, this pond is one of best spots to shoot a winter sunrise. In the fall and spring there are a lot of birds that use it as a rest stop their migration either north or south. For a photographer it provides you a lead in to the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountains and weather permitting, perfect reflections of Mt Tom and it's partner, Basin mountain. If you plan your trip right, you can hit the jackpot if you are there when a storm is either coming in or is going out. Either way, it is a beautiful, peaceful location that you sometimes share with cows, birds and other animals, domesticated and otherwise.