This was a delightful trip back to Jackson Meadows Reservoir located around the 7,000 foot level in the Sierra Nevada Mtns, Tahoe National Forest. Weather was cool at night and warm enough during the days for great swimming. Kate and I took the tandem inflateable kayak (SeaEagle) and paddled around the lake with Biggs inside and Ben swimming along next to us. Fishing was lousy. I tried salmon eggs and power bait. Even tried my kastmaster lure and then lost it to a snag on the second cast. We tried the strange method of keeping flies away with pennies in a ziplock bag filled with water and I do believe it worked. We had site #34 which I believe is the best site in East Meadows campground. It’s at the far end with a nice forest trail on one side and a straight shot to the lake on the other. And an awesome view. Water line was broke so no running water and therefore flush toilet bathrooms shut down for the first day. Once fixed all was well again.
Passe Creek was still running, with small waterfalls but way down from when I was here two weeks ago. We hiked north, this time, on the Pacific Crest Trail and it was just a beautiful hike. I prefer it to the southern direction hike on the PCT.