My fourth trip to Jackson Meadows this year was September 19th. Just me and Charlie went. It was my final fishing attempt. So far it had been abysmal with nothing but small trout on the line. I brought my kayak and was shocked to see the lake down so dramatically. More empty than I have ever seen it in well over ten years. Continue reading “Jackson Meadows Fall Camping”
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Annual 2021 Birthday Mountain Climb and Jackson Meadows Group Campout
This year we decided to combine a group campout at Jackson Meadows with our annual mountain climb. We normally, for the past 12 years or so, have climbed Fall Creek Mountain, but this year we climbed Mt. Lola Continue reading “Annual 2021 Birthday Mountain Climb and Jackson Meadows Group Campout”
Jackson Meadows and Mt. Lola Climb
A week after camping at Jackson Meadows with my friend Gary, I went up again with Kate and Charlie. We brought our kayaks and the Jeep this time Continue reading “Jackson Meadows and Mt. Lola Climb”
Jackson Meadows Camping, First in 2021
Aerial photos of Jackson Meadows Res
On June 7th, 2021 I met my buddy and famous photographer, Gary Goldsmith. Continue reading “Jackson Meadows Camping, First in 2021”
Jackson Meadows October 2020
We managed to get a reservation for a new campsite at East Meadows campground for the first week in October just before they closed. With cancellations due to Covid and fires, plus an abnormally large number of people camping this year, Continue reading “Jackson Meadows October 2020”
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. Continue reading “Jackson Meadows September 2020”
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. Continue reading “Jackson Meadows September 2019”
Jackson Meadows June 2018 #2
I went over to Jackson Meadows again, my second visit this year, for four days. It was a very laid back week with the dogs. I read, watched movies, Continue reading “Jackson Meadows June 2018 #2”
Jackson Meadows September 2017 Camp
This was my first visit to Jackson Meadows Reservoir this year. I had numerous reservations for the summer of 2017 but Continue reading “Jackson Meadows September 2017 Camp”
Jackson Meadows #6 October 2015
I went for the final week of camping season at Jackson Meadows – East Meadow camp ground for Tuesday to Saturday and had the entire loop to myself until Friday night. It was fantastic. So quiet, all I could hear were the birds, chipmonks and wind in the trees. Oh, and then there was the leaf blowers cleaning up the pine needles for an inspection that week. Ugh. Why blow the sites and the roads when they would be covered in just a matter of weeks. oh well…. luckily it didnt last too long.
Fishing was good however, I had forgotten my rod holders (dam!!) and also forgotten to charge my fishfinder battery, so it wasn’t all as perfect as I wanted it to be. I improvised and caught 8 trout, kept 6. I had charged up my fishfinder and hoped to do my last fishing Saturday morning however it began pouring rain around 5am and finally at 9:30 I gave up and hauled the kayak up from the lake to go home.
I decided to do some videos of Biggs and Ben this time. Mainly documenting a journey up Pass Creek but also some playing around the lake/beach. I was hoping to capture whats its like to go exploring with them. The lake was the lowest I have seen it. With the middle depth in the part directly off my campsite, only 11 feet deep. And the main channel off the boat ramp (which was unusable) was only about 30 feet deep. Islands appeared that are invisible in the springtime. I look forward to see it full next year.
Here’s the video. Starts out with romping around on the lake, and then goes to the hike up Pass Creek