Lake Edison Camping Trip
For Labor Day we went camping at Lake Thomas A. Edison in the High Sierras. The goal was to get away for a bit and teach some friends how to camp and fly fish.
It was a long drive and the last hour was on a single lane road with traffic going both ways and serious blind corners and nasty drop-offs. Thankfully The Boy is a great driver, particularly in those conditions (thank you being raised in Montana) and the scenery was some of the more beautiful mountain scenery I’ve seen from a car. That night we set up camp and got ready for the next day.
The next day we set out to fly fish but there is a drought in California and our friends are brand new to fly fishing so we had to hike about 13 miles to find some fishable water at the Devil’s Bathtub. The hike was pretty mellow with a steep part at the end and lots and lots of sand. Luckily the water was refreshing so most of us hopped in and one of us even caught a fish!
At the end of the day we were tired and happy. We were sore enough to feel like we did something good that day, but no so sore that we couldn’t enjoy each others’ company. One of our wedding presents was an ENO doublenest hammock and I seriously enjoyed kicking my feet up with a mug of wine. Yes, mug of wine.
We finished our weekend with a trip to the new Mikkeller bar, Perdition, where I had an awesome pumpkin sour by Almanac and then hit up our neighborhood Ethiopian joint for a great dinner. The goal of getting away for a bit was met and was so important given that it has been a pretty rough month for me. Getting outside felt like a giant “reset” button was pushed and I am always so thankful that I am healthy enough and close enough to get to my outdoor therapy.