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August 21 - 22, 2004
The Sacramento Jeepers journeyed to Gold Lake in the
California Sierra Mountains for a weekend of fishing, camping and Jeeping.
Tom, Kathy, Ty, Shiloh, Al and JD drove up Wednesday morning
to stake out and setup base camp for the Sacramento Jeepers.
Jim and Vicki left Sacramento on Friday morning and drove up
to gold Lake via Hwy 49.
They stopped at the Coyoteville Cafe, just before Downieville,
for lunch at 12:30pm. They were the last customers
for the day.
The Coyoteville Cafe closes at 1:00pm. The cheeseburgers were
good, even at $5.50.
While driving on Hwy 49 Jim and Vicki spotted a lone chimney
outside of Sierra City.
There were no signs to identify why it was there.
The only gas station in Sierra City was out of gas. Jim and
Vicki topped off their tank at Bassetts Station with unleaded at $2.39 per
Steve arrived at the camp site Friday morning. Jim and
Vicki drove into camp with a little help from their CB radio.
trouble finding the exact turn off to Gold Lake, as someone removed the Sacramento
Tom displays the club's first aid kit.
Prospective members Mike and Jessica and their son
Austin made it into camp Friday afternoon.
Al was ready to try out the new tires and lift on his Jeep.
Tom got treated to a camp shower.
Mother Nature provided beautiful sunsets and spectacular lightning shows
Thursday and Friday nights.
Dave arrived Friday evening and setup his trailer and tent.
Alan and Sharon arrived early Saturday morning with their
Richard arrived shortly after Alan and Sharon driving his Chevy
After packing lunches, seven Jeeps filled with fourteen members
headed out to tackle the trails around Gold Lake.
Tom took the group up to Squaw Lake.
We then headed back down the trail and drove past camp on our way to
We stopped and had lunch on the trail overlooking Deer Lake.
After lunch we turned around and headed to Snake Lake.
On the way to Snake Lake Alan broke his rear shock mount
he pulled off the trail to let another Jeep pass.
We stopped for a group picture, overlooking Gold Lake.
We then continued down the trail to Snake Lake.
Dave and Richard were the only ones to drive down the Snake
of us turned around and drove to where the trail reconnects to
wait for Dave and Richard.
Mike and Jessica did very good in their white Jeep.
Saturday night found everyone tasting the wine and cheese.
Sunday morning everyone packed up and cleaned up the camp
We said our goodbyes and headed home.
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