Emigrant Gap, CA
Our 4th of July week was spent with friends kayaking, hiking, fishing and relaxing.
The loop we stayed at is a paved loop. The downside is the sites are fairly close together, parking lot style. The upside is there is better cell, no dust and the 4 of us could all get spots together.
Tina is our bartender for the night.
Poor Tim wasn't feeling very well at the beginning.
Dinner was John's famous pasta and sauce. Meatballs, pork and sausage.
Always yummy!! Thanks John!
It's always a great day on the water!
So much pollen in this cove.There were a lot of water snakes out and about. Watch the video to see the cool pattern the snake makes in the water while swimming to shore.
Beautiful reflections on this calm side of the lake.
John & Steve can be seen fishing off the dam. Not much luck.
There was a huge tree stump with the roots floating up. Reminded me of an iceberg with most of it under the water.
Another water snake sunning itself on the warm concrete of the dam.
Back at camp Leslie had her solar oven out and made some delicious brownies!
We started another day off with some Bloody Mary's that Steve made. Bacon and goodies included.
John's son and girlfriend, Jason & J-Marie, came up for a couple of days. It was very nice to meet her.
After our desert we tried to get a viewing of the full moon rising up over Snowflower Lake below our campground.
Leslie, Tina, Steve, J-Marie and Me.
We hiked about a little. Our attempt at the moon-viewing was cut short by so many mosquitoes.
What looks like dust or smoke, is actually a thick swarm of gnats! We gave up and retreated back to camp.
|"What you lookin' at?"
The waves made an interesting pattern on the water.
You could see many smaller trout along the shoreline hiding under the trees and rocks.
Tina, Me, Steve, Tim (who was feeling much better now) and Leslie.
Tina and Leslie.
Both Steve and John caught a couple more back here. This was a nice hike without the crowds.
There was a mountain of ribs, pasta salad, mixed veggies and beans.
Happy 4th of July!!