Biggs Point at Loon Lake

Mr. Biggs
Mr. Biggs
Mr. Biggs

This was our first trip to Loon lake this year and it was extremely sad.  We lost our littlest member of our family, little Mr. Biggs, on 6/23/16, just the day before our trip.  It was good however in that we got to process our grief through reflection on his wonderful life, and all the good times we all  had.  Kate, Ben and I all missed Biggs terribly.  Everything reminded me of him since he has been so all inclusive in our lives.  We went to a place that I had fished back in 2014 with Ben and Biggs.  Biggs had found himself a perfect granite nitch with a tiny pine tree that provided shade and a good resting place while I fished for trout.  We thought it was so beautiful there, that it was fitting to name it, Biggs Point.  I flew the drone from there for three days and made the movie below, dedicating it to Mr. Biggs at the end.  I cry every time I watch it.

The weather was terrific and the lake was full to the  brim.  I caught six small fish that I let go, which was fine with me.  I wasn’t too much into fishing anyway.  We took the kayaks carrying the drone, out to Biggs Point while Ben swam alongside.  Ben definitely got a lot of exercise in on this trip, as he usually does.  Camping for me is not going to be what it was, now that Biggs is gone.  It will be something different and  I will adjust in time.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: 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, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

4 thoughts on “Biggs Point at Loon Lake”

  1. Geoff & Kate
    Excellent total obituary for Mr Biggs — drone video, photo portfolio, Ben, narrative obituary. May he RIP at his dedicated Rocky Point. Thanks for everything. Biggs had a wonderful long life with you both & Ben. I know he is proud looking down from his temporary home in heaven.
    Brother George
    Las Vegas

  2. What a beautiful tribute to that little guy with the big heart, Biggy Smalls, aka. Biggs. Having lost my share of furry friends in my time, I know that feeling of loss, with the space they occupied suddenly being vacated. My heart goes out to you and Kate and Ben. Thanks for sharing this personal memoir with your friends. And, I must say, your drone skills are growing stronger, young padawan.

  3. Hi Geoff,
    Well, I’m glad I had the kleenex next to me. That was just the most beautiful tribute to a great little guy.
    I know you and Kate miss him. He is probably around and looking out for you both and Ben.
    My heart goes out to you.
    Isn’t it wonderful how much unconditional love we get from our dogs and animals.

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