|Our home for the weekend|
|Bacon, Eggs, & Toast on the griddle|
The little guy in the picture below was a regular visitor to the site.
|Chip or Dale?|
|West Fork of the Carson River|
Saturday about mid-day we took the Inflat-a-yak up to Upper Blue Lake for a spin (or paddle) around the lake. I decided to trail a Thin Mint on "3" behind just to "see". Now, either I got a hit (the line went straight) or I hit something on the bottom about 50 feet off shore. After that, nothing.
About half way across the lake, it started to get cloudy. When this happens in the mountains, you get one of two results. One, it goes away or two, it get really nasty.
Saturday chose nasty. We got back to shore and stowed the inflat-a-yak, drove back to camp and all hell broke loose.
I don't know if you're familiar with thunder storms in Northern Wisconsin, but this was every bit a Northern Wisconsin thunder storm. It's my understanding that once you see lightning and count the seconds to the thunder, I believe the ratio is one second to one mile. Thunder and lightning doesn't usually bother me. We got out of the truck, started putting the lawn chairs under the canopy and as I went out to get the last chair, The lightning and thunder came at the exact same instant. It was bright (really bright) and it was really loud. Like I said, thunder and lightning doesn't usually bother me, but this one made me jump about a foot off the ground.
So went the rest (from 1:30 pm) of the afternoon. Lightning and thunder until about 6:00 pm. Then rain until about 8:00 pm. Glad we got off the lake when we did.
So went our August camping trip. Next month, Upper Lake and that cool camping spot. Oh, I'll be fishing before then.
Sounds like August in the Sierras. I'll be a bit south of there next weekend, hoping we don't get thunderstorms when I'm on Crowley.ReplyDelete
That's an amazing looking River. And I believe your calculation is correct. That was a close call with the lightening.ReplyDelete
That lighting can really get nasty----glad you guys made it back to the camper before the bottom fell out.
Hey Mark, I like that inflat-a-yak. Does it work well for you?ReplyDelete
I'm a little late getting this, but as long as the wind isn't blowing, all is well. If it is, like trying to paddle a balloon around. It's not very aerodynamic.Delete
I would fish that river! Thanks for sharing your adventure. Glad you got some time in the outdoors. Things should be cooling off soon. Yay!ReplyDelete