Jackson Meadows #5 October 2016

Ben and Charlie

My last campout in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for this year.  Me, Charlie and Ben spent three days at Jackson Meadows.  The company managing the campgrounds (Nevada Irrigation District – NID) decided to close early so they made me move to Pass Creek Campground on my last day.  This did not make me happy to say the least.  From a site with a view overlooking the lake (East Meadow CG) to a view of a parking lot.  And it was cold.  Down to 29 one night with the RV registering  35 inside until I fired up the heater.  Both dogs slept with me so we all were warm enough.  Charlie had his new sweater and Biggs’ old Patagonia which barely fit him but did kept him warm.  He never seemed to be cold at all though.  Maybe he was just too excited.  When I went out fishing, right after the sun came up, there was ice on my kayak.  I caught four trout but none very big.  Aspen’s are just starting to change to their beautiful yellow.

I am trying a new video editor, LightWorks, this time.  Learning how to use it is always a challenge.  But I’m pretty pleased, plus its free instead of paying Adobe $30/month  for Premiere Pro.  Anyway, the title of this video is a little screwy because I let you tube take the shakiness out of it.  I really have to learn to hold the camera more steady.  I must have uploaded four versions of this, kept finding things to change and then learning how to change them.  Oh well, it gives my old brain some exercise.

Author: Geoff

Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with arthur andersen & co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron international, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart living in Colfax, CA. Have on son, Zachariah Panek who lives in GA. Like camping in RV, hiking, kayaking and snow sports. Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

2 thoughts on “Jackson Meadows #5 October 2016”

  1. Hi Geoff,
    Those two are so cute together. I love the tug of war scenes. Ben, the elder, is very patient with Charlie.
    Great video for a last camp out.

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