I couldn't find a thread to report in so I started one for the subject. This was our 27th consecutive year. We have been to Shasta Lake, The Delta, and Lake Mohave but most of our trips have been on Lake Mead and this year was no exception. Once again, we departed from Callville Bay, Lake Mead and headed to Hidden Cove in Swallow Bay. We have a spot in that cove that works well for beaching the bow. Last year, we were unable to remove one of the tie-up stakes (it's deep into solid rock) so we were hoping it would still be there this year and it was. Mother Nature treated us to great weather this year. Warm temps (95-105) but dry air and little to no wind. Lake Mead's water level is dropping dangerously fast and there is talk of limiting the amount of water released for Vegas, AZ, and some other places in a few years unless it fills a bit. The lake is currently 149' below full pool level and it was a little less than 2 feet lower than last year's trip. We also decided to do a 2 day trip instead of a 3 day trip, this year. We have been doing this for so long that we all know our duties and places without even discussing it anymore. My main duty is piloting the boat. I fished (and connected!). We soaked beers and mixers, smoked cigars, cranked music, ate like Kings, swam, float-tubed, hiked, and enjoyed the peacefulness of the desert. Like every year at Lake Mead, we had a heard of Bighorn Sheep that would pass by to drink from the lake a few times a day. We also saw a beaver this morning. Houseboating is fun!