Jackson Meadows Reservoir was once again a great trip. Met up with my buddy Gary Goldsmith who taught me how to do night sky photography. The Perseid Meteor shower was going on and I got up at 3am to try and shoot it. Quite hard to do since the shooting stars happen so fast. All you can hope for is that while the shutter is open for 15 seconds, one happens within your frame. I had no such luck. But its amazing to see all the stars that show up beyond what the naked eye can see. It was also interesting to see light from Truckee, I guess, coming over the mountains from the southern sky.
Due to the constant water problems at East Meadows CG, the USFS decided to put in vault toilets starting with one right near Gary’s site #30. It was amazing to see the thing installed within a day and a half. The normal flush bathrooms are shut down cause of lack of water and port-potties installed.
We spotted a single pelican out on the water, unusual. Also we believe we saw a bald eagle soaring over the lake along with some nice views of a hawk. Fishing was pretty crappy the first two days with a only two 4″ trout caught and released. But the third day had more luck with three catches and two saved for dinner. My CG neighbor, Randy, caught 4 nice trout using a Rapala countdown.
Not much in the way of photos. No great sunsets, Pass Creek was just a trickle.