Estimated temperature for Friday at the lake was 95 degrees. Might have been 95, but it felt like 115. You have to keep in mind that this was the first really hot day we've run into this year so of course it felt hotter than it really was. I haven't sweated that much since last summer.
Once again, the campground was not what we expected. On the other hand, we had originally planned to stay at Island Park Campground run by the Corp of Engineers and the one we stayed at was a private campground called Lakeridge.
This is the picture off their website.
This is what we got.
|Our spot for two nights.|
We tried out our new Weber Smokey Joe "Jumbo Joe" grill with a couple of turkey burgers on Friday night and chicken breasts on Saturday night.
|Weber Jumbo Joe|
Found some nice tailwater just below the dam and a good place to park. OK, good to go. We wandered further down the river and stumbled across a place I camped, back in the 80's, with my Brother and Sister-in-Law. It is where I initially wanted to camp, but couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the place and because it's more of a park than a campground I probably would have never found it anyway. If you look on Google Maps it is only listed as a park, but if you go to the actual website they do list camping.
Dan show up Saturday morning, but he gets the pleasure of writing the post, so go here to see how it went.
On the way back to the campground, we wanted to see what Island Park was like since we had made reservations and cancelled because of some pictures of the campsites. Once we got near the campground, the last mile was what I would call a switchback road. I couldn't see how anyone could get our little 17 foot trailer down that road let alone something larger. With it being as hot as it was, I'm sure the spot we had picked would have been awful at best. Glad we switched although, as I mentioned above, the one we got wasn't all that good.
We hung out Saturday night and headed home early this morning. Next weekend trip is mid-June and we're headed up to Hope Valley for three days.
Now back to normal fishing.