Mesatchee Creek Professional Review and Guide
"Your dog may not appreciate the waterfalls, but she’ll surely love the water pools found along the creek, and you’ll both love the cool forest and plentiful wildlife (available for you to see and the dog to smell) found in this valley. The route climbs, steeply at times, along the Mesatchee Creek valley to the crest of the long, rambling American Ridge. You’ll find great views from the wonderful alpine meadows lining the ridgetop.
The lakes may be named for big cats, but they were made for big dogs. Cougar Lakes are rimmed by gently sloped, sandy banks perfect for romping, swimming, and sunning after a long dusty hike. Too cold for you? Well, just toss a stick for the dog while you enjoy the sun-drenched beach and the stunning views of the House Rock monolith towering over the lake basin."