Jackson Meadows September 2019

Only my second trip to Jackson Meadows this year.  Ben and I brought the kayaks behind the RV and Kate followed in the Jeep with Charlie. When I first got there I was the only camper in my loop.  Lake was only down about 20′.  The meadow lake road was closed at Jackson Creek.  The intersection of Faucherie lake road and Bowman Lake road, so none of our travels were affected.

Stephen had has group campout at Lake Faucherie the same time, so kate and I met up with him to attempt to climb English mountain.  We planned on taking 4wdr roads as close as possible, then hiking the rest of the way, however since we connected with Stephen later than planned we only got so far and had to turn back due to timing.  The best jeep route FR843-31 was closed off, maybe next year it will be open.  We did however, see a nice big beige colored bear run across our path on our way hiking back to the jeep.

Kate and I took the jeep all the way to Meadow Lake on the Meadow lake road.  We passed the Summit City cemetery which was quite interesting.  Henry Hartley was buried there.  He was the gold miner who found the gold that started the city in the 1860s. It quickly grew to 2,000 people and 80 saloons but only lasted three years when it went bust.  Hartley died in 1892 and was the last one there.

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.