Originally Posted by gumshoe4
Have been to many of the locations you show. Next time you're at Ice House, look across Peavine Ridge Road just east of the Ice House store and you'll see a road which leads to the top of Big Hill. Big Hill is a fire observation tower facility and helitack base and it offers 360 degree views, including all the way over to Mt Diablo on a clear day to the west and the Crystal Range to the east. Well worth the little side trip.
Thanks for that tip... I've seen photos from that location and wondered how to get up there so next time I'll be sure to check it out!!