Let's Camp at Kidd Lake Again!

  • July 19, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Who's ready to go camping at Kidd Lake?

We all had such a great time last 2 years at Kidd Lake, that I've booked it again! It's a nice PG&E group campground by Donner Summit that's at 6,700 elevation away from heat in July. I know that seems like a far time way, but campgrounds fill up fast in California. I've booked 3 sites together on 2 more site accross from us. All located together that accommodates 60 people. The campsite is located by Kidd Lake at 6500 elevation a few minutes away from Soda Springs. The lake is great for swimming and boating in non-motorized boats. Our campsites are 400' feet away from the waterfront, so we don't have to worry about the little ones falling in the water.

Just to let you know, we will be roughing it! The group site has a fire pit, picnic tables, running water and pit toilets.

This will be a real fun experience for you whole family! The kids will love all the running area, water and plenty of trees! Saturday night we can all get together for a potluck and make smores! Yummy!

I'm also going to plan a few hikes in the nearby area. More details to come.

Price is $7 per person for the entire weekend. Feel free to come anytime between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday. I know everybody has different schedules and can't all leave the same time.

Must pay to rsvp. There is no refunds! If you can't make it, you can sell your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Hope you and your family can make it! Summer will be here before you know it!

If your kids are thinking of bring a friend make sure you rsvp for them, because this trip will fill up soon.

Happy Camping!

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  • Jeremy

    OK, I'll see if this comes through OK. This is a very basic Chimichurri which is still super good. You can add stuff to it as your taste desires :) This is something close to what I did but I don't recall my exact recipe. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
    3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    4 large garlic cloves, minced
    2 tablespoons oregano leaves
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
    salt and freshly ground pepper
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    Easiest way is to toss it all in the food processor and go to town on it! I like cilantro so I do like 50/50 cilantro and Italian parsley. It's good to let it sit overnight or at least a few hours to lets the flavors develop.

    2 · July 22, 2013

    • marnie

      Great! Thanks Jeremy.

      1 · July 22, 2013

    • Mayumi H

      Thanks Jeremy! Can't wait to make it myself.

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • michele

    Another fun time at Kidd Lake! Impressive pot luck this year esp Jeremy and Layla's tri tip chimichurri bruschetta and Janine's pulled pork criss cross fry sliders....awesome!

    4 · July 22, 2013

    • Heidi

      You know that Art likes his meat rubbed for free! Lol

      1 · July 22, 2013

    • michele

      always good to know where to get free rubs, thanks guys:)

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Hey all. I just officially joined so I could comment and join you guys again later. We had a great time! Thanks Mondo for letting us use the grill again, Jim for all the awesome pictures, Heidi for setting it all up, and everyone else for the good times!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • marnie

    Great camping trip. Thanks Heidi for putting it together.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • mondo

    I never get tired of seeing my old friends and meeting new ones :)

    7 · July 21, 2013

  • Mayumi H

    It was a blast and great to meet people. Thank you Heidi for setting it up. Next time I will make cobbler with more fruits in it.

    4 · July 21, 2013

  • Susan (Gnesa) C.

    In spite of our having to leave early, it was great to see people we met last year. We got our toes in the lake and ate one dirt coated meal, so all was well. See you all in 2014!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Angela

    Virginia's car overheating, haven't come across exit to go back. Keep eye out for her blue neon after colfax on 80. She told me to keep driving on.

    July 19, 2013

    • Angela

      Ok I went back, checked on her, tow truck on its way. Highway patrol even checked in on her.

      July 19, 2013

    • Heidi

      Glad she's Ok.

      July 19, 2013

  • Heidi

    Camp parking lot is filling up. We will have to double and triple park.

    July 19, 2013

  • Joanne P.

    Can't make it after all. That releases 5 people.

    July 18, 2013

    • marnie

      That's too bad. We haven't seen you in a long time

      July 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    Hey! Is anybody on the fence about going camping this week? I've got families begging me to let them go! They must have found out it's going to be 104 in Sac!

    July 17, 2013

    • Joanne P.

      I'm not. 5 spots for sale. Just give money to Heidi and I can get it from her another time. Ok Heidi?

      July 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    My son has a field trip with his Adventure Club so I can't leave Roseville till 430. Who's leaving early so I can give your name to the camp host?

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    Just looked at the weather for Kidd Lake and it's going to be a high of 84 and low of 54. In Sacramento it's going to be a high of 104 and low of 64. Perfect!

    4 · July 17, 2013

  • Layla

    Are we doing a Saturday night potluck?

    July 16, 2013

    • Heidi

      Yes we having a potluck on Saturday. I'll be sending out the list today.

      July 16, 2013

    • Heidi

      The potluck list goes by your first name of the person that rsvped.

      July 17, 2013

  • marnie

    I can't hit the road till 5. Anyone leaving that late & want to caravan or carpool?

    July 15, 2013

    • Layla

      Marnie, I might leave that late, but I'm not 100% sure yet. If I do, I want to caravan. I won't commit to carpooling because I would prefer to leave earlier.

      July 15, 2013

    • marnie

      We can keep in touch this week about caravaning

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • DEE

    hello everyone... I am very sorry but I wont be able to make it after all... its my son's last swim meet and then they go camping with BSA for a week on sunday... sorry

    July 14, 2013

  • krista

    Can we come? Please? 2 kids, 1 infant, and 2 adults.

    July 13, 2013

    • Heidi

      I'm sorry we only have one spot open. Rsvp always change a lot in the last week.

      July 14, 2013

  • terri m.

    Hi we still show that we are in... but I never paid. Heidi, can you tell me if we are in or not? just don't want to show up and find there is no room. thanks!! :-)

    July 13, 2013

    • Heidi

      Hi Terri! I show you as paid for 3 people. You're all set to go!

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does the one spot left cover one person? Or my family of 4?

    July 13, 2013

    • Heidi

      One person

      1 · July 13, 2013

  • Beth

    Looks like we won't be able to make it which means there are three spots available - looks like 2 are left.

    July 12, 2013

  • Dan G.

    I am saddened to say that we will not be able to come to Kidd Lake as planned. I'm not sure how one goes about 'selling' one's spot, but if you're inclined, please give me a ring. [masked]

    July 8, 2013

  • Dan G.

    I am saddened to say that we will not be able to come to Kidd Lake as planned. I'm not sure how one goes about 'selling' one's spot, but if you're inclined, please give me a ring. [masked]

    July 8, 2013

  • Nicole B.

    Hello Heidi,
    Is it possible to book again for those of us who aren't going to get the opportunity to go? I am on the waiting list; however, I would LOVE to go to Kidd Lake with my 2 and my girlfriend and her 2 :)

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Nicole B.

      OOps I hit enter too soon. Did you find out about the dates for August? :)

      July 4, 2013

    • Heidi

      They still haven't called back to let me know what days are available.

      July 4, 2013

  • Tanya

    I've got two spots for sale! I can't make it!

    July 1, 2013

    • Heidi

      Since Jonathan replied first, I can manually put him on the yes rsvp list and he can paypal and I'll send you the money or he can meet up with you. Whichever works better for you.

      July 2, 2013

    • Tanya

      Heidi, please collect the money and send it to me. I agree it should go to whoever is on the waitlist. Thanks so much. Also, will you remove me from the RSVP, or do I do it?

      July 2, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    can't make it. :(

    June 27, 2013

    • brian

      Sorry you are going to miss it! This is a fun spot. Hope you are doing well!:)

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am also having to back out . We are moving to Bakersfield this weekend.

    June 25, 2013

  • Carrie P.

    For a "people count" Do babies count as a person? If I signed us up with our our 15 month old boy, would we count as 2 or 3?

    June 19, 2013

    • Heidi

      Babies count towards the headcount.

      June 19, 2013

  • Susan (Gnesa) C.

    Yea!

    June 19, 2013

  • Heidi

    A couple familes had to cancel, so hurry up and grab the spots!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the late notice. We will be moving to Seattle.

    June 19, 2013

  • terri m.

    Hi Heidi,
    Let me know of you have anymore room! This sounds fun! Thanks,
    Terri Marchesseault

    June 4, 2013

  • Heidi

    Since it's through paypal, you don't automatically move up. It looks like somebody cancelled and left an opening. The first person to change their rsvp and pay for it gets it. I have no control over this. I did tell people if they are going to cancel they can sell their spot to anybody on the list. They just have to tell me before they cancel so I can manual take them off and add the other person. Don't worry 1-2 weeks before the trip we usually get 10-15 people that cancel due to conflicts in their schedule or illness.

    June 4, 2013

    • Susan (Gnesa) C.

      The system gave me the option but would not let me register with a guest...I guess Michelle and I were both there at the same time and her fingers are faster. :-)

      June 4, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    I grabbed the spot and paid. :)

    June 4, 2013

  • Susan (Gnesa) C.

    Did I get in? Cannot tell. Susan

    June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      looks like you are still on the wait list but number 4 I am sure you will move up and I saw openings this weekend at bass lake still

      June 4, 2013

  • EB

    The msg said you have openings now, do you just move the next wait list person into the openings. How do I pay?
    Thank You
    Elisa

    June 4, 2013

  • Susan (Gnesa) C.

    Yea! We loved this trip last year.
    \

    June 4, 2013

  • Tatiana

    Please add 2 more for me of this opens up

    April 14, 2013

  • Christa

    So I can't add guests to the wait list. Would be me plus three others if 4 spots open up!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please add two plus me on the waiting list

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could- picking up Mia from her visit that Sat afternoon...

    April 4, 2013

  • Susan (Gnesa) C.

    Loved it last year. Want to go, want to go! Not letting us add guests?

    April 4, 2013

  • Tanya

    I accidentally reserved a total of 4, so I changed it. I only need 3, so pleaes give the paid spot to the next person in line!

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Angela

      So sweet of you Tanya!

      April 4, 2013

  • Jim C

    Love this place! wow filling up QUICKLY!!!!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Beth

    Just me and my two little ones (ages 6 and 4)

    April 4, 2013

  • jason h.

    My two, plus Steph and Chase

    April 4, 2013

  • Chris C.

    Best Trip Ever!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Joanne P.

    Whoo hoo!

    April 4, 2013

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