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 Post subject: Summer fun 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Last summer, after inheriting an inflatable kayak (IK), it became my new outdoor passion. I paddled nine times in eight different Sierra lakes (twice in June Lake; sometimes alone, but mostly with my buddy Steph (who has since moved from here to Sparks, NV, but she comes down often).

On 6/27 I began my kayaking quest for the summer and fall of 2017 by paddling Lake Mamie with Steph. Beautifully full, but watch out for those submerged tree stumps just below the surface close to shore! Yesterday we paddled the entire circumference of an extremely full Horseshoe Lake and we even brought her Jack Russell, Casey who seemed to dig it. I haven't seen the lake this full since 2006. We're so used to seeing it in low snow/water years that it looks completely different this summer. Still some snow on the backside of the lake with one big patch touching the water near the outlet. Looked like there was one broken bridge, too from snowload. What gorgeous scenery and such great core exercise. Tomorrow we will paddle Lake George then we can both say we've kayaked on all five Mammoth Lakes Basin lakes one can drive to! Next week we'll hit Silver Lake then others after that with a goal of paddling Teneya in early September.

Mamie 6/27/17

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Horseshoe 7/13/17

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 Post subject: Re: Summer fun 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:14 am 
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IK Stoke! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Summer fun 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:34 pm 
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Is that normally a floating dock or does it stick up above the water line and by how much?

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 Post subject: Re: Summer fun 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:51 pm 
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^ I believe it is a permanent stationery dock which normally rises about 1-2 feet off the water. The short boardwalk leading down to the dock was crushed by snow load.

7/14/17 Today's IK adventure on Lake George with Steph and Casey the adventure dog was wonderful. Still some snow here and there with the sound of rushing water coming into the lake from a cascade high above and to lookers right of Crystal Crag. Hot, calm and gorgeous. We enjoyed a picnic in the shade of the trees afterward near where we were parked. Bleu Foods left overs from our dinner in Steph's campsite at the RV Park last night. It was a great day!

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 Post subject: Re: Summer fun 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:13 pm 
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7/20/17 Despite the smokey conditions from the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa, our two hour kayak session on Silver Lake and up Reversed Creek was wonderful! Steph​ rallied Julia​ to join us this morning and they picked me up early. Julia rented a sit-on-top and away we went. The current going up the creek was stronger than it looked which took some muscle and the drift-and-steer on the way back to the lake was easy and fun! We even got to watch the SCE helo's do their work on the dam above Horsetail Falls. We topped off our day with a yummy lunch at Ohanas395 in June Lake then headed home and out of the thick smoke. What an awesome day!

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