Loon Lake Campout – July 2020

Our second camping trip this year was back to Loon Lake.  Site #16, right across from our friends Gary and Cheryl.   They camp in site #15 giving us direct access to the lake. 

Weather was 70’s in the day and 40’s at night.  Plenty of sunny days.  A bit buggy, we came home with mosquito or black fly bites.  No rattlesnakes this time, thank goodness.

Ben got to do a little swimming but was not able to do any long hikes, just short poop runs.  Kate and Charlie however took a nice hike up the Rubican trail.  Kate and I, without dogs, also did a nice four mile round trip hike there too.  And we did some kayaking every day.

We were there over a weekend so the beach near the boat launch was pretty crowded and noisy.  Also the group campground had some rather loud people in it.  But nothing terrible.  Just reminded me to only camp during the week in the summer.

It appears that Ben has congestive heart failure which causes a lot of panting on his part, and weakness for walking or playing.  A couple nights he kept us awake panting so loud.  I guess its caused by lack of oxygen in his lungs due to the heart failure.  It’s something I’m going to address on his next vet visit this week to get his bi-weekly acupuncture b-12 shots.

We had no A/C on the way up so I will be taking the RV into the shop in a couple weeks.  90+ weather made the drive up a bit uncomfortable.  We left early to come home so missed most of the heat.  However, when we left and before we got to the waste dump we noticed a strong sewer odor.  After researching at home, I found it was a loose check valve in the bathroom that was letting grey water tank smell into the living space.  Loose as a goose as they say.  We will see if that fixed it on our next trip.

Not much in the way of photos.  I’ve taken so many of Loon Lake that its hard to find something new.

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.