We went up to Nevada City and camped at Scott Flatt Lake last weekend. It’s about an hour away from where we live and about ten degrees cooler. We able to escape that weekend’s triple digit heat but just barely. However, the hot weather was great for heating up the lake water. We spent the majority of the time just sitting on the edge of the water with an icy beverage and then floating on our little rafts on the lake. The evening was beautiful we just sat at the lake and looked at the countless stars.
There was only one problem and it’s been a common theme with our camping adventures this year. This was our third attempt at camping and we thought we were safe from the erratic weather that attacked us the first two times. This time we were armed with a new water proof tent and with the knowledge that the weather reports said it was just going to be a typical hot and sunny June day. Then on Saturday there was a sudden cloud cover. Then thunder boomed and crackled over our heads. When the skies just opened up and poured rain and then giant hale. We made a mad dash to our tent where we took cover from the rain. The storm passed over almost as quickly as it arrived. Within an hour boats were back out on the lake and people were back on the shore.
While I enjoyed the brief moment of rain and thunder. The freak lightening storms actually struck very dry areas of California. We were saddened to hear that over a 1,000 fires had been created as a result of the lightening. They are still battling the fires even a week later.