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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Lake Tahoe Road Trip!

Lake Tahoe Road Trip, Trip Report!

Lake Tahoe is one of California's most renowned paddling destination. The water is cystal clear, the high sierra mountain air is crisp and clean, the shoreline is filled with beautiful rock formation and expensive houses. What could possibly make it any better? How about sharing that experiance with 60 other enthused paddlers.

That is what our annual Tahoe Road Trip is all about, and this year was no exception. We had more boats on the water than ever before. We had paddlers drive from Washington, Southern California, Nevada, and of course all over Northern California. There were 5 different Northern California clubs that were in attendance as well. This was the first year that we had a vendor cosponcer the trip. Sterling Donaldson from Sterlings Kayaks brought down a trailer full of his composite Sea Kayaks for people to demo and paddle throughout the weekend. He and his boats were very well recieved. He also did a very informative emergency repair clinic back at camp during our evening pot luck on Saturday night.

Over the four days we paddled from Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay, Sand Harbor to Skunk Harbor, and Zephyr Cove to Cave Rock. The weather was amazing the whole weekend, no real wind to speak of and not a single cloud in the sky. Each night after the paddle we would pick a campsite to have a pot luck at, and everyone would bring food, beer, etc and share it with the group. One guy even brought a mobile massage chair and gave massages for tips! Add Image

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story, but all and all it was an amazing trip. Thanks to all you paddlers out there who came up to support it!

Sun Rise at Fallen Leaf Lake where we camped.

My new love, Sterlings new prototype Reflection.

Rony in his new Illusion.

Ron handing out in a rock garden near Sand Harbor.

The Group getting ready to head out on day to at Sand Harbor
Sterlings demo boats blinging in the sun.

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