Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Good Day Sunshine

Hoorah!! Finally got a sunny day here at Rocky Point. Time to get our paddles wet. We love the canoe trails in this area. There are 9.5 miles of trails where you canoe or kayak through forests, marshes, and open water. Rocky Point is one of the two main put in areas and lucky us we only have to walk about 15 feet from our site to the water where we put in our boats. There are 4 segments of the trails. We started off going north on recreation creek. The shore is dotted with homes, set among the trees with marshes on the other side It is different from when we have been here before in the late summer/early fall. Then we paddled through areas of the marshes where you couldn't see much past them as the water was lower. Now we get a different perspective of the area.

.Besides the many species of birds, there are also  beavers, muskrats and rive otters. There are stands of aspen trees some of which look to have been cut down. However, if you look closely you will see bite marks of the beavers who have chomped on the trees causing them to fall. In fact, two trees had to be cut down in the campground while we were there as beavers had been chomping on them and they were in danger of falling.  Joe only took a few pictures on his droid as we hadn't taken our other camera. Below are a few other pictures we have taken in the past to give you more of an idea of the area.                                                                                                                                                                                          

We continued part of the way on the Wocus trail, that is named after one of the plants in this area. We came to a sign that showed 2 miles back to Rocky Point the way we came or 3 1/2 miles on the Crystal Creek trail that loops back around to Rocky Point. We have done this one before and decided to go for it However, we didn't know that we would have to paddle most of the way against some strong winds. What a workout. It was a great paddle and a great day. We would have loved to stay longer but we already knew a group of people were due in tomorrow and so we will have to head on out in the morning.

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