One fine spring weekend I decided to load up my camper and with a couple of close friends and their campers head to the Muchalat Lake Campground about 15 km NW of Gold River. Having been there only to take photographs on a day outing previously, I was looking forward to spending a few days there to acquaint myself with the lake and its surroundings.
Having lived in Gold River for over 20 years I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve never camped on the lake. However, I have done a lot of watershed restoration projects around it on various rivers and streams. Of course I had heard all the stories from my friends and locals about how beautiful it was and how great the trout fishing was also.
So it was decided to join my friends and go see what all the fuss was about. Well I was pleasantly surprised by the remoteness of the lake even though a well used logging road ran alongside it. The noise levels were so low that I forgot all about the road. Mind you we weren’t camping in the beginning of the campground either. So that would probably make a difference. However, keep in mind that during the summer months the loggers are usually shut down because of the heat. [Read more…]