Poso Guard Station Cabin

Posey, California

Overview

The Poso Guard Station Cabin is situated on a mountain top in the Giant Sequoia National Monument in the Sequoia National Forest. Perched at an altitude of 4,480 feet, the cabin is only an hour from Bakersfield, California. The cabin has expansive views of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountains, including Tobias Peak, and is a great base for a forest getaway.

Poso Station Cabin was constructed in 1933 near the small town of Posey to provide a residence for fire patrolmen stationed in that area. The exterior is constructed of board and batten-style paneling nailed to a standard wooden frame. The interior has been modified with paneling, modern sliding glass windows and modern counter tops in food preparation area.

Recreation

In the summer, hiking, fishing, biking and horseback riding are popular options. Skiing and snowmobiling are popular in the winter. Stargazing is enjoyable year-round.

During the summer, The Tobias Fire Lookout and the Trail of 100 Giants, both an hour drive from the cabin, make a nice outing.

Facilities

The one-story, one-bedroom cabin sleeps five and offers electricity, hot and cold running water and a furnace for fall and winter seasons. The bedroom contains a queen-size bed and a twin bed. The living room has a double hide-a-bed couch that sleeps two.

The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes and utensils and a small table. There is a a bathroom with a flush toilet and a tub-shower.

A picnic table and campfire ring sit outside. There is also room outdoors for cots and tents, and space to accommodate a motor home, although there are no hookups available.

Guests should plan to bring linens, pillows, blankets, towels, toiletries, food and trash bags. Suggested additional items include toilet paper, paper towels, camp chairs, wood for the outside fire ring, insect repellent and dish towels.

Natural Features

The cabin is situated amidst pines and oaks and has views of the Greenhorn Mountains, which are part of the Sierra Nevada range.

The cabin also has views of Tobias Peak, site of a 8,300-foot-elevation lookout tower.

There are deer and cattle in the area, as well as raptors such as Golden Eagles and an occasional condor.

Temperatures range from the 20s in the winter to the high 90s in the summer. The weather can change suddenly, so guests need to be prepared with warm clothing.

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