Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ice House Reservoir, Wrights Lake and Dark Lake

So, with the T.H.G. (Tattered House Gang) on the road to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market, the kids and I decided to get out of the Valley heat and head up into the mountains for some trout fishing. We took off up Hwy 50 to Ice House Reservoir. Upon arriving we found that we weren't the only ones that had the same idea. The campground had a "Full" sign and the lake was busy with water skiers and jet skiers. Not a good thing if you want to go fishing! But having made the hour drive up, and seeing as it was such a nice day, we decided to stay and give it a try.

The thing about fishing with the kids is making sure there is something to do when the fishing gets slow. Luckily there were plenty of rocks on the shore for rock skipping and excavating.

After spending some time with nothing to show but a few drowned worms and a few less rocks on the beach, we left Ice House Res and headed up the road to Wrights Lake. Wrights was also full up. We couldn't even find a place to fish, so we cruised over to Dark Lake.

Dark Lake was fairly quiet, so we went to work trying to catch us some trout. I give Jake credit, he definitely gave it a good try, but alas, no fish today. The day wasn't a total loss. It was a beautiful day and we had fun. On the way back down, we were up around 8,000ft, we stopped and took some pics.

Who doesn't love climbing on top of a big chunk of granite?

Looking back toward Sacramento with Hwy 50 looking tiny in the lower left hand corner.
We drove past this rock and the kids and I thought the graffiti was hilarious. :0)
Ok, that wraps up our day trip to the mountains. I'll try and post some pics of the goodies that the Tattered House Gang brings back from their trip to L.A.

See you next time