Washoe Lake Camping

In April, twelve days after my heart surgery, I decided to take the dogs and have rest up in Nevada at Washoe Lake campground, near Carson City.   A little less than two hours from home.   Weather was perfect, finally, and I wanted to see how I did hooking and unhooking up the Jeep by myself.   Turned out to be just fine.  No problems whatsoever.

Since I had the Jeep I was able to venture out and explore a bit.  I visited Virginia City one day, about a 40 minute drive from the campground.  Nice looking 1800’s era town but over run with tourist shops.  I also went up to Mt. Rose and looked down upon Lake Tahoe.  Still quite a bit of snow up there.  One day I took the Jeep up a rough road above the campground until I got to a point where I figured if I happened on someone coming down it would be quite tight and with a sheer drop off on one side, decided not to venture further.  Chicken, I guess.

There was so much rain this winter that a smaller lake had formed, cutting off easy access to the Washoe Lake considering Ben was not really in shape to be hiking any great distance.  But we still got to explore the sagebrush area near the campground.  Overall a nice 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.

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  1. Looks like an awesome trip Geoff! Jealous. You see the most amazing sights…glad you can capture them in your pics. Living vicariously….

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