I guess 'Tent' would be a better term, as we only slept in one...
August 3rd and 4th DH and I went camping at a beautiful spot in northern Nevada called Onion Valley Reservoir.
On our way down the freeway we saw this.
Four and a half hours later, after traveling over not much better than two track, rocky, mountain roads we arrived at Onion Valley Reservoir.
We fished in a very small area. I'm used to casting with all my fishing pole and my arm can give, but had to just limit myself to flipping my line out to around 25 feet in front of me and in an arc of around 35 feet, as I was standing on a boulder and didn't have much mobility. In this tiny area, with every cast I at least got a hit on my small spinner. The water there is only a couple feet deep and most of that is taken up by water grasses on the bottom. Derek was on another rock not too far from where I was, and had a little more room to cast than I did as he had open water in front of him. We both caught probably twice as many fish as we kept, and those we kept were a little bigger than what I call 'pan' size. They ran between 12 and 15 inches long. We didn't weigh them.
When we fish we have four 'awards' that we give to each other; first caught, biggest caught, smallest caught and most caught. I got the most, and the biggest, Derek got the first and the smallest. He doesn't usually appreciate my 'award' game cause I usually outfish him :) (disclaimer, in case he decides to read this) Mostly I think this is because I'm more persistant, not any more skilled.
On the 4th we decided to drive south to another reservoir called Knott Creek. The next pics I took on the way there.
After about an hour and a half, much nail bitting and second guessing my map reading skills, we arrived at Knott Creek Reservoir (it's only like three miles from Onion). There is no real fishing access right now from the banks, both reservoirs are over full at the moment from all the precip we had this spring, so we both agreed to get float tubes for each other for Christmas and come back next year.
....then we went home.
Oh! I forgot to mention Fires! Before we went on our little fishing trip, I worked in Winnemucca for three days, now I'm back again, been three nights (yes, nights, ugh), and I will probably not be called back to work tomorrow night because our fire fighters are so efficient :)
PS: I encourage you to click for big!
Addendum: I posted this at work and after I posted it, it wouldn't let me back in to add...
We had stuffed trout the next night, it was WONDerful! :)