Jackson Meadows #2 June 2015

Pass Creek

June 7 -10th.  Jackson Meadows second trip this year.  This time I was in site #30.  An awesome view, nicely private (thats why it’s called  the honeymoon site), plenty of shade where you want it and sun where you need it for the solar panels.  But … a pretty steep hike down to the lake.  Not far, but steep.

Weather was great up until Tuesday afternoon when it clouded over and began raining around 7pm.  Also with thunder and lightening which, as usual, freaked Ben out completely.  He seemed to feel the safest place to be was tucked in the leg area of the passenger seat side of the RV.  That is until his calming meds kicked in, and I was able to coax him to his bed.

The Yeti and solar panels worked great and kept my rv batteries totally charged the entire time.  Pictures below show the setup for the Yeti relative to the batteries and the nice spot I was able to set the panels.

Fishing was not great  but good enough.  I caught three trout but decided to do the “catch and release” route this time.  I very much dislike killing fish.  As usual, the kayaking early in the morning, with the lake like glass was just fantastic, whether I caught fish or not.  I put the dogs in “Doug” the RV and give them a pigs ear to chew, hoping to keep them busy enough to not complain when I go fishing.  However, Biggs would have none of that business the second day.  He musta barked for an hour and a half inside the RV while I was on the lake.  I could hear him all the way on the opposite side.  Luckily he didn’t really bother the neighbors, and there really weren’t many in the campground anyway (midweek and just before school is out).  This time I found good fishing in the relatively shallower water to the left of the campsite near the end of the finger.  Tried several lures, however the only thing that worked was the SEPS dodger followed by a fat worm.

Here are the pics.  I took all with my little Lumix this time.  I like to always bring it with me, just in case but didn’t think I would be doing much photography since I have been here a zillion times now, so didn’t take my better camera on hikes etc.  The normal posers, Ben and Biggs, are  in many of these as usual.

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.

6 thoughts on “Jackson Meadows #2 June 2015”

  1. Great shots as usual. Duct tape that little scutter, Bigg’s mouth…. jus kidding. Or better – get him a girlfriend. What are those large yellow flowers?

    1. Well there are three yellow flowers in there. the wild daisys are one. the other two are very small wildflowers that I have no idea what they are. I guess I could try and look it up.

  2. The photos are wonderful. l like your narrative. You look great with your new cut and
    so does Ben. Biggs is a charmer.
    Love, Mom

  3. Beautiful as usual, those dogs love camping! They are lucky dogs to get to go on adventures with you. We almost interrupted this camping trip, glad we didn’t, although it would have been great to see you.
    You probably won’t be doing any camping on our next visit to California in December. Always look forward to viewing your excellent photos. I know you would like shooting some in the desert where we live!

    Thanks for sharing,


  4. Your photos are always so great. I don’t know if I replied in a separate email. I looked at these again
    as I was going through my open email list and enjoyed them a second time. Your narratives are
    always enjoyable. I always enjoy the Ben and Biggs pics.
    Love, Mom

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