New Spicer Meadow Reservoir is up off Highway 4, past Arnold, and back about ten miles south of the highway. We were invited up to join some friends who had rented the group campground by the dam. There were nine of us plus our pup Rascal.
Here's the water with the Dardanelles in the background. The entire mountain you see is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
Our black dog Rascal had never been in the water before, but he couldn't help himself with two little kids to play with. It's certainly true that kids and dogs belong together, as the three of them were inseparable as soon as they saw each other.
There were a pair of Ospreys patrolling the lake while we were there. Awesome birds.
Not a cloud in the sky, and temperatures in the sixties. Nice.
Notice the interesting difference between the black-red volcanic rock of the Dardanelles Cone, and the white granite of the rock underneath.
Every mountain trip deserves to end with a feast, and this is the one we got going.
All in all, a nice day trip to a beautiful corner of the Sierras, good food and better company. It's what summers are made for.