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Offline upthecreek

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Snow paddle
« on: January 17, 2016, 09:51:43 AM »
I looked out this morning and was surprised by a nice dusting of snow. I've always wanted to canoe while it is snowing.



I walk lulu along the river on the weekends. It was beautiful with the snow fall. It's a little murky but we have had a pile of rain.





Again.  I've always wanted to canoe in the snow. It's never worked out. It did today. I decided to go home and get my solo and put it on the water. I went to the sports complex access.



The temp is right at 30. The snow makes it so quiet. I really enjoyed paddling.



The landscape is quite nice. Almost no wind. My jacket and wool shirt combo was perfect today.





Stayed out about an hour. Would need water resistant pants to stay out too much longer and be comfortable. So I did learn something. Now I just got to get all my chores done.

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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 10:16:01 AM »
Sell an axe or 2 and get a dry suit.  It might save your life.  Love winter paddlin'.
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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 05:55:09 PM »
  Thanks for sharing another trip out on the river! I really enjoy seeing the pics!
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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 06:21:36 PM »
I envy you, Creek!  :(      I'd need an icebreaker to precede me down the river here.....got down to -20 last night. :fire2:
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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 06:32:51 PM »
That's dedication! Just don't fall in.  :shocked:

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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 06:40:31 PM »
That was cool creek... but take Max's advice if your going to make it a habit  :cheers:
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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 07:25:18 PM »
That's something I've always wanted to do as well creek!  Glad you got the opportunity and took advantage of it.  Good stuff!
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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 10:23:11 AM »
Do it if you ever get the chance. Changes to whole experience. It will not become a habit for me so I doubt I invest in any special dudes. I was really hoping to catch a glimpse of one of our Herons. I guess the birds were smart enough to stay in their shelter.  :canoe:

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Re: Snow paddle
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 11:40:29 AM »
What a nice way to spend a day. Thanks for sharing with us.
Funny how a chance to paddle in the winter is long looked for and how a snow squall on a spring paddle is a pain the the acorns.  Perspective....


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