Discussion in 'Paddling' started by depot7254, Sep 28, 2013.
Floodwood & Little Square Pond (ADK) This past week.
Sika Deer Carmans River, NY
Upper Carmans 10 2014-9.jpg by Hansen.Dougie, on Flickr
Some old images:
My first dog at 8 weeks old going into the backcountry.
Not in the canoe, but it's the only one I have right now with the lifejacket. Didn't keep it on him the whole time because he got too hot.
Oh sure.... Puppy photos..... I see the gloves are off in this thread now.... LOL
Man that's a cute lil guy.
Waiting on Dad to get any from in the boats but here is an amazing picture of the 2014 One Square Mile of Hope. Over 3000 boats out on 4th lake in the Adirondacks. We broke a world record and raised a hell of a lot of money for breast cancer.
Yep, I went all in. But I don't have anything on the photography here.
Sunset on the lake tonight :
A not so impressive a pic until you walk into that grove of pines and measure 2 @ 120' tall
Another tree hugger. Hug them to see how many board feet are in them.
Looks like you just passed the boyscout camp and are about to be in the lake 'proper' once you get by that private point
Lake Mendocino, Northern CA. Yearly BAM "Bendo At Mando" gathering of kayak fishermen & women.
I think I was here when I snapped the photo:
Here by Hansen.Dougie, on Flickr
I don't know where the BSA camp is but I think it would be South of where I was. It was my first time there and had a great time. I'll be going back again for sure.
Yup. That's where I was thinking
BSA has a large area but what I call BSA is where they have a beach area and where they used to leave the motor boat
Cool, Good to know.
Snake River canyon from one of the smaller bulrush lined backwaters.
The other direction.
A close-up of the canyon rim. Those little white streaks you can barely see are bird droppings. The holes and ledges of these cliffs are a major nesting area for raptors. These photos were taken in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
BWCA August 2013
Lows lake, a few weeks ago
I think this is a bit of a stretch given that it's actually a boat and it has an outboard engine, but here comes anyway.
I took these photos when leaving our cottage (see this thread: http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showt...rehouse-and-a-smoke-sauna-from-1906-pic-heavy). It's on an island so water and boats are facts of life.
I got to choose my boat first; took the middle one, because it's the coolest. The first one is nice, too, but its motor was being repaired and it's a bit stiff to move with oars alone.
Dad took the fast boat on the back; he gave me some 20 minutes of head start...
My stuff and a load of garbage going to the mainland.
The Horse Rock. It used to be a much smaller island, but the waters have receded since the 1800s. Local legend says a flock of horses were grazing there once, when a lightning struck nearby, and the poor animals stampeded in fright right off the rock, most of them drowning in the process. Must have been awful. I dived there once as a kid, hoping to find horse bones - no such luck...
Uh oh, there's something on my tail, approaching fast.
And now he's equally small dot receding to distance. The pace of change here has been pretty rapid: no more than ten years ago, one couldn't see almost any signs of civilization here, except for the boat harbor. Now, there are these crazy mansions popping up everywhere. Shame.
And playing on the lake.
From our Bog River trip, this is a pic my wife took while I was gathering wood. Our campsite (#12) is on the other side of the river, near that yellow clump of beech to the left.
Morning mist , putting in today:
Heron doing some fishing :
Some nice foiliage:
Luna Lake, AZ.
Wow! Not at all what I pictured as Arizona!
Arizona is full of surprises. It isn't all desert, Grand Canyon, Phoenix, and big lakes on the Colorado River. The Mogollon Rim in east-central AZ, is a long stretch of remote high country, with forest covered mountains and picturesque little lakes. This country continues on into New Mexico for many more square miles. It's mostly public land with some Indian reservations and private ranches here and there.
Almost Maine like up in the Rincons off Tuscon.
My favorite paddling discovery.
Most of these are not actually taken from my canoe/kayak but are right on the river and is how I discovered this amazing spot!
What I found is a large maple that had grown directly on the banks of the River Raisin in Michigan, due to a storm and or size it had partially fallen over, bringing the roots vertical. Miraculously the tree survived and the roots up in the sky kept growing and turned back down to the earth creating a cavern under the root structure. The first photo is from the river side. Thats my brother for scale and the leaves to the left are from the Maple that created this structure.
Again my brother for scale and a view from the backside where you can see an opening, whats in there?
Now a photo of me from the inside
My brother standing in just about the same spot, unable to reach the ceiling.
And from the doorway looking into the room
And a view of the very far corner, note the rivulet flowing through and muddy ground absolutely covered in coon tracks
And the extra cool thing IMO. An Eastern Phoebe nest!
And now to stay true to the thread two photos that are actually from the vessel.
Hope you found this as amazing as I did!
Got a little cabin fever today . 32 and snow , why not go for a paddle?
first Kayak camping trip, back in Spet
almost 4 miles each way
Blake Island State Park
360 v i e w
the return trip
Beautiful indeed Josh.
The spring thaw is in full swing here in southern MI and I finally had a few hours for a paddle. Time to resurrect this thread!
What a beautiful thread. I gotta get some shots in Santa Barbara or in the Channel Islands.
Bog River, Campsite 12 (behind the birches, those yellow leaves in the center of the photo), Oct '14.
That is a fun trip, I've done it several times.The first time with brother and I forgot to bring beer so we went to the Native American show on the east side of the island.It is the most expensive beer I've ever had!
My trip to BWCA last year...
Not taken from the canoe, but still my favorite shot...
I am so jealous, stuck in an office all day, can wait for the fishing trip in June. Amazing pictures.
Here is some pics from our camping trip on good friday
Not from the canoe but during a canoe trip on the Current River.
what pack are you using in these pics? It looks like a Duluth pack but can't tell which model.