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TVFF On River Memorial for Kent McCammon

  • September 01, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • NF Stanislaus River, Dorrington, CA

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Live Participation, Tuesday September 1, 2020

Memorial will be conducted on the NF Stanislaus River at Sourgrass Crossing 


This will be an in-person, TVFF memorial for Kent to be held on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River at the Sourgrass bridge location and parking lot (close to Dorrington above Calaveras Big Trees Park).  All current and past Tri Valley Fly Fishers are welcome to attend and participate. The Stanislaus River and nearby Beaver Creek were two of Kent’s favorite waters.  This location is an easy day trip up and back for all participants. 

We will be observing full Covid-19 protocols with social distancing as a group, as well as encouraging all to bring masks in the event that you feel more comfortable and that distance guidelines require them.  Under the current Covid situation you should decide whether you feel comfortable carpooling, or simply driving up on your own.  Should you wish to overnight, facilities are available in nearby Arnold and Murphy’s as well as a nicely-equipped campground right at Sourgrass crossing.

The event will be held in the main parking lot (dirt) on the left side after you cross the river at the Sourgrass bridge.  The location is accessed off of highway 4 at Dorrington and is approximately 2.5 hours from Livermore.  For those needing more detailed driving instructions or questions please contact Rob Farris at (925)286-5502, or RFFarris@comcast.net.

Agenda; beginning at 1:00 PM:

  • 1.       Opening comments regarding Kent’s background, and outside activities, his history with the Club, and roles and positions he served with the Club.
  • 2.       Individual remembrances from anyone that wishes to speak of Kent’s impact and his relationship with them.  This is voluntary, and all those interested in speaking will be given time to speak.
  • 3.       Streamside flower scattering, provided by Mitchie McCammon.
  • 4.       Post memorial meal/snack/drinks provided by each individual for themselves and not to be shared.  Please bring your own chairs as we are unsure as to how many picnic tables will be available.  Note that there are no food or drink facilities at the site, although there are restrooms.

Mitchie would also like to encourage anyone that wishes to fish later in the afternoon to feel comfortable in doing so, as that is something Kent would have clearly encouraged us with in his memory.  Fishing is available at the bridge (marginal); upstream and east of the parking lot via a 1 mile slight uphill hike into the wild brown trout water; downstream and ½ mile via car to a day use area on the right with a 200 yard downhill walk to the river; or at Beaver Creek via a 5 mile drive down a very passable dirt road. Rob will be available to help you find productive water if you need assistance and wish to fish.

NOTE: both of these Memorials will be posted with the relevant information on the Club website.


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