10/31/2015: Camping Shaver Lake

We planned a big hike to explore Kaiser Meadow but everything changed when we saw that the water was like glass.  Ranger surprised us when he jumped into the canoe and laid down exactly where he was supposed to be; centered on the keel.  We paddled across Shaver Lake to a quiet beach on the far side.  There were some large rocks that we thought would make a good fishing spot.  We were right; the trout were huge.  Swimming back and forth in the crystal clear water at our feet.  Swimming back and forth, right by our lines without even a nibble on our worms.

Our afternoon was spent hiking and exploring a closed forest service campground; scoping out a spot for a future trip.

After planning to climb a local peak, everything changed when we saw glassy water
After planning to climb a local peak, everything changed when we saw glassy water
Fishing was fun but we didn't catch much with dogs playing fetch under the line
Fishing was fun but we didn’t catch much with dogs playing fetch under the line
We invaded her spot but she couldn't be bothered
We invaded her spot but she couldn’t be bothered (Molothrus ater (brown-headed cowbird)
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2 thoughts on “10/31/2015: Camping Shaver Lake”

  1. As we were packing, we overheard the host telling the campers across from us that they were expecting 6″ of snow and they should consider leaving early or staying a couple of extra days until the plows could get in.

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