Distance from HQ: 4.1 miles
Elevation gain/loss: +1080/-1940 feet
Camp elevation: 1,580 feet
Picnic table: no
Water: nearest water source is Coyote Creek (easy access about 50 meters north of CS #1)
Number of sites: 3, for groups of 1- 8 people.
The 3 campsites at Skeels' Meadow are along a side road that heads east from Hobbs Road. All three sites are on a ledge just above the Middle Fork of Coyote Creek in the canyon between Middle Ridge and Blue Ridge.
Skeels' Meadow is a sunny, grassy glade bordered by oaks, California bay laurels, and big-leaf maple trees. In the spring, the tender green grass and colorful wildflowers make this spot an excellent destination.
The sites are marked with posts. Two of the sites (2 & 3) are tucked under trees along the right side, and are quite shady, and one (#1) is in a sunny spot on the northeast side of the meadow, next to the creek.
You can usually find purifiable water in the nearby creek, even during the summer months.