Sunday, September 21, 2014

The September Camping Trip

HI, I'm back. The King Fire is 83,000 acres and 10% contained. Still burning it's little heart out.

Headed out Friday morning in the Clipper for a new place. 

Loaded and ready to go
Five hours later, we arrived at the resort we had reservations at. Our campsite was supposed to be right on the shore of the lake. I've been showing you those dismal shots of New Melones and I hoped that this lake wasn't in the same shape.

We arrived at 3:00 pm and to our surprise, the site we had was indeed on the shore of the lake. 

The campsite
I figured that the most impressionable shot would just be one out the door of the trailer. The railing on the left of the picture above, is the same railing in the picture below.

The lake from the front door
A lake full of water, what a concept. A camping space at the lake's edge. How much better could it be? One that the DFW just planted 900 pounds of Rainbow Trout in, that's how good. That little dock on the left side is the fishing dock, a stones throw from the Clipper.  

Here's a couple of shots from the fishing dock.

The lake

To the right

To the left
The young lady in the picture above was fishing next to me. There were so  many people fishing that one had to get what ever space one could grab. She was doing well as far as casting with the exception that even though she could cast by herself, her distance was good, but her aim was wayyyyy off. Of course, once her line was in the water, she had to reel it in to see if she caught anything. Along with her line came mine and a couple others. Finally her Dad put her on the end of the dock away from the other people fishing. 

Two rods out with rainbow Power Bait and so the afternoon went, fishless.

After sunset and dinner
Saturday morning found me in the red Coleman camping chair, just below the Clipper, and set up just like the lakes up here.

The chair at the edge of the lake
A couple of hours of catching nothing and we decided to take a little ride and check out the area.

This is the swimming area, but  not many swimming at this hour of the morning.

Swimming area
I've got a whole bunch more pictures, so you'll just have to come back tomorrow to find out what happens and see said pictures.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Mark
    Outstanding area and to find a lake full of water is surprising; how I wish I could get my wife interested in the RV thing, slim chance. Looking forward to more pics.

  2. I used to do the trailer/ camping thing and wish I still did. I miss those great times around different lakes and scenery.

  3. Late getting here to read this post, Mark. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your first day of the camping trip with the wife and Clipper. Pretty lake and a nice camping spot. Tell us more..............................