Thu - March 29, 2007

Paddling and Photographing the Horsetooth Reservoir in Northern Colorado

Horsetooth Reservoir

First paddling this year on the Horsetooth Reservoir. I launched my Thunderbolt-X kayak from Lory State Park and north Eltuck Cove. It was beautiful evening, a spring scenery with geese grazing on a green grass, but there was a high wind up to 30 mph. Obviously, a cold front was passing. Next day, we woke up with a snow covering the ground in northern Colorado.

I paddled 5.5 miles in protective waters of the cove trying to shoot some pictures, but my photography from a racing kayak was quite limited by windy conditions. It was a real challenge to carry the 21' long Thunderbolt kayak back to my car with a strong side wind.

All pictures were shot as usual with Pentax Optio W10.

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Two years ago, on March 25, 2005, I paddled Sea Wind canoe on the Horsetooth starting from the same location at the Eltuck Cove. It was quite a lot of snow at that time and I was shooting my video clip Colorado Winter Paddling

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