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Where the spirit leads the feet will follow.
Down distant paths for unmapped miles.
Heads forget but hearts remember:
The art of living knows no bounds.

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"The best way out is always through" - Robert Frost

Sunday, January 31, 2016

* Lake Sonoma Paddle

Well, forecasted thunder storms canceled our Humboldt trip, so we headed out to Lake Sonoma for a work out paddle.

About 6.5 miles round trip.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

* 2015 Year In Review

A look back at the Month by Month highlights of 2015.

January - A fantastic trip driving the levee roads and gravel backroads of the National Wildlife Refuges  around Willows and Butte City, CA.

February - About the middle of January, Silo ended up in the hospital with abdominal surgery, so the highlight of February was finally getting out at the end of the month for light recovery hikes at Lake Sonoma. 

March - Move actively persuing recovery activities. Here, a paddle out Yorty Creek at lake Sonoma, CA. 

April - 6 nights, 5 days paddling and kayak camping in the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico.

May - Not a highlight, but the most memorable event. We lost the old girl, our German Shorthair Katie was 13+ years old. :'(

June - Getting in our first ocean rock gardening with Liquid Fusion kayaking in Fort Bragg, CA.

July - Back to the mountains! Montgomery Peak (and Boundary) in the White Mountain Range, CA.

August - A lot of Northern California was on fire, so we stayed pretty close to home. One trip up to the Lassen area for Tenkara stream fishing.

September - Cooler Fall days lead us to our annual Sacramento River paddle . This year we did a couple sections below Red Bluff, CA.

October - This year kayaking Lake Tahoe and Fall Foliage hunting in the Hope Valley area near South Lake Tahoe.

November - This year we took up whitewater kayaking. Here on the South Fork American River near Lotus, CA.

December - Desert Dirtbag Holiday. New Years Eve peak climbing in Death Valley.

Monday, January 25, 2016

* Humboldt Bound

Getting stoked to be heading back to Humboldt County next week to just paddle around in the rain.
Patrick's Point Sunset
Overlook at Patrick's Point State Park
Humboldt County Info
Patrick's Point State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016

* Lauren Engaged

Silo and the "Frog" (and six other women) spent yesterday trying on wedding dresses. She was stressed by the end of the afternoon, but they are back at it today with a smaller entourage.

I know Froggy will do great and eventually get the perfect dress.

This was a favorite.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

* Delta Kayak Back Rest Rebuild II

Silo is out with Lauren and a boat load of other women looking for a wedding dress for Lauren, So I am home working on the Delta kayak.

The new back rest is formed up, finished off, and glued in. Probably be out kayaking tomorrow in the Karmas, so will finish this during the week.

Rough version formed.
With rough back support.
Finished version of back rest ready to be glued to the seat unit.

The back support piece modified and formed.
Finished out, but will cut to size once the seat/back rest are in place.
The back rest glued to the seat unit. I removed the old seat pad and will replace it with a better formed, higher quality minicell pad.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

* Wait...What?

Stuck in the corner at Al the Wop's in historic Locke, CA.

* Sunday In The Delta

Paddling the sloughs of the Sacramento Delta near the town of Walnut Grove.

With the Sacramento Sea Kayakers. About 12 milked round trip.