Jackson Meadows June 2018

This is my first campout at Jackson Meadows, East Meadow campground since 2016.  It’s my favorite and was closed last year because of questionable reasons.  I had my preferred site #34.   The dogs and I went up for five nights with Kate and Olallie, my granddaughter, arriving on Thursday morning and spending that last night.

The lake was gorgeous, full up to the tree line.  In fact, the aspen trees along the shore where in the water.  Weather was in the 70s and 40s at night.  Fishing was terrible but the kayak fishing in the mornings is so serene.  The lake was calm and the birds were singing, just glorious.

I took some drone videos up Pass Creek and while bringing it in, I clipped a tree and crashed it into the lake.  I went back to camp with the dogs to get into my swim suit and water shoes.  Got back to the lake about 15 minutes after the crash and dove down about eight feet and found the lights still on the aircraft.  I took it back, shook it out, blew on it and left it in the sun for the rest of the day.  The next morning it actually flew, however, the lens had moisture in it.  So I took off the lens cap and kept it directly in the sun all day until that moisture was gone.  It was a little wonky so I still need to test it out to be sure everything is working ok.  The SD card only needed to dry out with a simple wiping,  so all my footage was intact.  So far I think I dodged a bullet on that one.

Kate and Olallie did kayaking, played cards, and hiked up Pass Creek.  I put up my hammock and Charlie climbed in with me to nap.  Ben got some good swimming in and even Charlie learned to retrieve sticks from the lake, as long as they weren’t too far out.  I have a couple more trips to Jackson planned for this year.  I hope the loop I’m in is as vacant as it was this time.

I did an eight minute video of our trip.  Mostly filmed with my Galaxy S9+.  Be sure and set for 1080p HD.  Best to watch on you tube.

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.