Loon Lake #3 September 2015

Loon Lake

Back to Loon Lake right after the Labor Day crowds left.  I started out at site #28, only to find there is a tit mouse burrow somewhere near the RV pad, so I had mice in my raisen bran cereal box in the middle of the night.  Next morning, crack of dawn, I was packing up to move to site #17 (my goto site from now on).  I had the whole loop to myself until Wednesday afternoon, and then only a couple campers came in.  It was great. The sky had some haze from all the fires and it was on the hot side, low 80s in the days, but otherwise it was gorgeous.  Kayak fishing was great catching five fish and only one released cause he was too small.  One 13″ rainbow and three just shy of 16″.  Real fighters too.  It seemed to me, looking at my fishfinder, that there were much less fish this time than last.  Lake was about 2-3 feet lower than when I was here in July, but appears to have stopped dropping.  Water temperature had dropped to around 63 whereas in July it was almost 70.

Biggs and Ben were with me, and because of little Biggs we just took short hikes.  Also did some kayaking with Ben swimming along while Biggs sat on the bow.  I finished three books while there and had a really relaxing time.

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.

4 thoughts on “Loon Lake #3 September 2015”

  1. Beautiful photos. I think the beautiful sky shots are either sunrise or sunsets. Can’t tell which.
    I think the “Ben and the legs” is a terrific picture of relaxation.
    Love, Mom

  2. Awesomely beautiful, as always, and great pics, as always. I gotta get back up there next year, for sure!!! Jealous again.


  3. Geoff
    Sounds life a great trip for you & the dogs. Fantastic weather plus super fishing.
    Your photos always make me wish I could you on one of the little trips, the country is gorgeous.
    Take care Big Bro
    George in Las Vegas

  4. As an old man, I must say , I enjoy your adventures and photography, but you might consider getting a new awning.

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