It all started when I was but a wee lad growing up on a dairy in the foothills just below Sonora and Jamestown in Central California. In those years whenever Yosemite National Park and most of the surrounding areas had a fire my brothers and I could usually see it burning from our bedroom windows.
My mom and dad never really had much money, it always went back into paying the bills but one thing they did consistently do is find a way for our family to go to Yosemite every year for a week or two of incredible camping. Combined with an uncle, cousins and a younger brother, all avid hunters and fishermen, camping and fishing California have been etched into my heart for a lifetime.
After leaving home at the age of 18 and heading to Southern California to go to college, camping and fishing got put on hold for many years but eventually I returned to the joys of my childhood and soon discovered the Eastern Sierras and the rich waters of the Walker River, 20 to 30 miles north of Bridgeport, California.
Then for a few years I returned to just concentrating on the job and relationships but ultimately found that I couldn’t stay away. Extremely fortunate for me, my wife has always had an incredible love for camping and fishing also and when we started it up again it was full throttle and has been since.
This website and blog are about our thoughts, our experiences and possibly a few short stories as they occur in hopes that you might find information and encouragement as you pursue this great form of recreation.
by R.C. Stude