Loon Lake August 2017

Loon Lake

The dogs and I ventured to Loon Lake last week with big Bertha.  I was apprehensive about the big Class A Winnebago fitting into my normal site #17.  However, it turned out to be just fine.  A rather tight fit, ie; I couldn’t completely open the living room slide, however, the amount that it did go out was plenty.  Also I had to position the RV just right so that the dog ramp for the stair way could fit between the boulders.  Oh, and there was the awning which was prohibited from its full extension because of a tree.

Tuesday afternoon about 3pm it began raining, then hailing until it was a major downpour.  Thunder and lightning crashing.  Rivelets flowing through the campgrounds.  Quite a site to behold.  So glad to be inside Bertha, nice and warm and dry.

I went up on the day of the eclipse and it was interesting that the following morning, I went fishing and on my first cast, within five minutes I had a nice 15″ trout on the line.  He swallowed the hook and worm so I had to kill him and at the same time cut my line.  Meaning, I had to back to camp to redo my rig.  End of fishing for me that morning.  The subsequent mornings were much less prolific.

I put Charlie in the kayak with me and Ben swam alongside and we went to the first point.  Both dogs had their life vests on.  We played on the sandy beach there for quite a while.  Along with a sandy smooth bottom, there was no sudden drop off, just a gradual deepening of the water, so Charlie had a wonderful time swimming and playing in it.  Its amazing how he has a natural instinct to breath out when he sticks his head under water investigating interesting submerged goodies.  What a joy to watch Ben and him really enjoying the beach and the water.     I wish I had taken movies of that afternoon.

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 “Loon Lake August 2017”

  1. Sounds like an exciting stormy Tuesday. Nice to have the comfort of Bertha.
    Glad to read that Ben and Charlie had their life vests on. I know Ben is a good
    swimmer, but Charlie seems to be doing very well too.

    You’re getting acquainted with Bertha and sounds as though you are doing
    very well. Enjoy.

    Love, Mom

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