Saturday, June 02, 2007
three nice days at lees ferry
just got back from 3 days paddling, fishing and floating on the colorado river at lees ferry, a relaxing time! days in the mid 90's, real nice a foot above the water where we sit in the kayak. i think we were the only people camping on the river, although there were some day trippers. paddling upriver against the flows is HARD but going back down is a freebie. went to 6 mile camp the 1st day, then to 9 mile camp the 2nd where we pitched our tent to save the spot and continued up to below the powerlines. did some walking around in the desert - hard work for me! man, i was sweating like a whore in church! check out this yucca bloom, just past prime, when it was covered with white blossoms. all those green pods are full of seeds. this is the agave's last big finale, it has lived 35-55 years or so, then goes all out and then dies. caught some great trout this trip! trout hour'dourves with cold beers at the end of the day. a really nice vacation, we were not ready to come home! steve.