Jackson Meadows September 2020

Due to the Covid and lately because of forest fires and excessive smoke, this was the first time we got to camp at Jackson Meadows this year.   May be the last time because my favorite site is all booked up thru the close in early October.  We were worried about old Ben since he is about to turn 15 and he has good days and bad days.  We were concerned that the trip might be too hard on him.  On the contrary, he seemed to be very relaxed and truly enjoyed it.  He got to swim and seemed to like to just look out over the lake from our site.  Mike and Vicki joined us for two of the three nights we were there and Ben loves company.  Charlie, as always, had a great time.  Even got a bit into the water.

We had some great meals, kayaked, and went exploring in the Jeep.  We went to Perazo meadows and then wound up a 4wdr road to a trail head for the Mt. Lola trail, which looks like a great hike to do in the future.  Mt. Lola is about the 9200′ level.

Smokey skies started about half way thru our trip so we left a day early. Also we wanted to avoid the rush of people coming in for the Labor Day weekend.  When we arrived there were only two other campers in our loop.

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.