Family Campout at Loon Lake July 14, 2019

This year the Stewart/Gast family converged on Loon Lake in July for three days of camping.  They came from Portland, LA, and Elk Grove to one of Kate and my favorite lakes.  We  luckily had two sites reserved right near the lake.  We thought one would have sufficed however it was too small for our big RV plus all the cars.  So the extra one we had came in handy.

Even though it was middle of July, the nights were rather cold.  I think the city people were not too keen on the hard and cold sleeping conditions, but all in all, I think they all had a really good time.  Campfires, swimming, kayaking, games, hiking, archery, and general goofing around seemed to make for a good time.  Ben especially liked all the family there.  He loves kids.  And Charlie was happy to have Kate to hold him or take him kayaking and hiking.

We took everyone to Butt Rock Beach up the Rubicon trail on the last full day.  However, about half way there Ben started  stagger a bit in his walk.  I was worried about him (he is almost 14) so he and I went back while the rest continued on.

Bugs were not bad, water was cold but not icy and crystal clear.  Kids found lots of tadpoles in the water, also some small snakes swimming around in the bay we were in.  Joe and Nat had what they thought was a bear rubbing up against their tent the first night.  River lost his tooth during the trip and couldn’t find it.  Hope he gets something from the tooth fairy anyway.

So here is the video.  Its 28 minutes long, be sure and set it at 1080p HD.

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.