The kayak had her maiden voyage Saturday on the Lookout Creek kayaking trip. The horse was a bit jealous, but he got a lot of attention Sunday to make up for it.
The weather was perfect, with the exception of a little more than ideal wind. The view was awesome because the creek runs along the foot of Lookout Mountain. This creek has a lot of historical significance. Eighteen kayakers showed up for the paddle that ended with a late lunch at Cracker Barrel; everyone seemed to enjoy the trip.
The new kayak performed well and I liked the feel and comfort. It handled well through all the technical aspects of the creek. There were a lot of downed trees in the water to go over, under, and around. We had one tree to go under that was so low I had to get in the floor, fold down the seat, lean back, and push through with my hands. It was a lot of fun and the obstacles kept it very interesting.
If you would like to see all the photos, click the picture below to view on Flickr.
Have fun; go for a ride, hike, or paddle. Remember to take care of our natural resources.
Leave No TraceNever forget to leave no trace. We enjoy the great outdoors; let's keep it pristine.
- Pack out what you pack in.
- Leave what you find.
- Respect the wildlife, including the plants.
- Keep you campfire impact low.
- Use biodegradable soap at least 200 feet from camp, the trail, and water sources when cleaning up or bathing.
- Strain and scatter your dishwater.
- Do not bathe in water sources.
- Keep your feet and your campsite on durable surfaces.
- Visit in smaller groups.