Jackson Meadows #6 October 2015

I went for the final week of camping season at Jackson Meadows – East Meadow camp ground for Tuesday to Saturday and had the entire loop to myself until Friday night. It was fantastic. So quiet, all I could hear were the birds, chipmonks and wind in the trees. Oh, and then there was the leaf blowers cleaning up the pine needles for an inspection that week. Ugh. Why blow the sites and the roads when they would be covered in just a matter of weeks. oh well…. luckily it didnt last too long.

Fishing was good however, I had forgotten my rod holders (dam!!) and also forgotten to charge my fishfinder battery, so it wasn’t all as perfect as I wanted it to be. I improvised and caught 8 trout, kept 6. I had charged up my fishfinder and hoped to do my last fishing Saturday morning however it began pouring rain around 5am and finally at 9:30 I gave up and hauled the kayak up from the lake to go home.

I decided to do some videos of Biggs and Ben this time. Mainly documenting a journey up Pass Creek but also some playing around the lake/beach. I was hoping to capture whats its like to go exploring with them. The lake was the lowest I have seen it. With the middle depth in the part directly off my campsite, only 11 feet deep. And the main channel off the boat ramp (which was unusable) was only about 30 feet deep. Islands appeared that are invisible in the springtime. I look forward to see it full next year.

Here’s the video. Starts out with romping around on the lake, and then goes to the hike up Pass Creek

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.

2 thoughts on “Jackson Meadows #6 October 2015”

  1. Geoff, that video was really enjoyable. I can’t help thinking those two must have a great time, and you have to enjoy them immensely. I loved every minute of it. All your photos are so wonderful. I was happy to see the pictures of you with
    Ben and Biggs. Darling pic of the two of them napping together.

    Love, Mom

  2. Hi Geoff
    This is a great trip summary. The video was excellent & so much fun to experience the hiking with Ben, Biggs & yourself. I enjoyed being involved in your conversation with Ben & Biggs as you were hiking & describing the territory you were hiking through. The entire portfolio was wonderful coverage of the huge campground you were in. The complete combination of the video with your narration plus the large portfolio of neat photos really lets me experience the camping trip & mountain hike.
    Thanks for all of your time dedicated to publishing this awesome travelogue.

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