the mirror of heaven

 

kitch-iti-kipiKitch-iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) was a sacred place to the native inhabitants of this area.  One of the names they gave it was the "Mirror of Heaven".  When you visit you will quickly see why.  As you stare in wonder down into the crystal clear waters, it is sometimes hard to get a grip on just how deep this water is.

In the early morning there is often a beautiful mist lying across the water and the brown trout will sometimes be rising to the surface. Nearby is a nice picnic area, there is now camping. Be sure to check with the locals for lodging and hours of operation.

The raft is free but you do need a State Park sticker.

For lodging options check www.backroadslodging.com .