Loon Lake #2 August 2018

In late August, after suffering through smokey, hot days of July and early August, my buddy Gary and I took our motorhomes back up to the 6800′ elevation of Loon Lake for four cool nights. No rattlesnakes this time and the weather was perfect. Days were high 70s and nights got down to high 40s or low 50s. Most of the smoke from the California wild fires had dissipated. I brought both Ben and Charlie, while Gary left Benetar, his constant canine companion, home for a change. We kayaked, hiked around a bit, did a lot of hammocking, droning with Gary’s Mavic Air (cute little thing), and laughed a lot. A nice relaxing trip. Hardly anyone in the campground. Wayne, one of the camphosts, said he would be glad to reserve our two spaces #15 and #16 for us after labor day when there are no online reservations. Fishing was lousy. I hardly even saw any on my fishfinder. Its a big lake, but lots of areas with no fish at all. Lake wasn’t down much considering the time of summer. Very few bugs. Dusty though since no rain for three months now.

A few photos. Gary took the ones with me in the hammock and the drunk selfie.

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.