160 Lakes and Reservoirs of Colorado

Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs. Fishing and Boating Guide. 2008, 9th edition, paperback, 216 pages, published by Outdoor Books & M This book provides invaluable information for paddlers in Colorado. It is 9th edition and 3rd version I bought. I own also 4th and 7th editions. I have a pretty good knowledge of my local paddling waters, but this book makes me looking at some more distance paddling locations, especially, in the mountain Colorado.

Paddling and Goose Hunting on the South Platte River

Some paddlers are afraid to paddle on the South Platte River during a goose and duck hunting season ...

Winter Paddling in Colorado: the South Platte River Near Kuner

Another afternoon paddling on the South Platte River, this time near Kuner. It was warm, but windy. I packed again my DSLR camera with a tripod into Thundeborlt kayak, but didn't have an opportunity to shoot to many pictures. The light wasn't that great. So, all pictures below come from Pentax Optio W30, except the last one of old cars. I have several favorite "tight places" on the South Platte. One of them is a narrow channel a mile or so upstream of Kuner. The river forms a pretty big island there.

Returning Back to (Paddling) Life

Three weeks after surgery my wrist is not fully operational yet, but I can do almost anything with some movement restrictions. So, yesterday, I started my 2009 paddling season with an easy afternoon workout on the South Platte River near Greeley.

Sisson Nucleus Kayak on Douglas Lake

October 31, 2006. Sisson Nucleus 100 multisport kayak at Douglas Lake in northern

Douglas Lake is a small reservoir north of Fort Collins near Wellington - quiet, rather shallow with sandy shores, no trees, but a nice view of mountains, pelicans, herons, and other birds, carps. It is State Wilderness Area, so you need Colorado Division of Wildlife Habitat Stamp for paddling there.

New Kayak and Canoe Paddling Books in 2009

These include paddling guides for several states (Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Connecticut and Rhode Island) and Boundary Waters Canoe Area, some more technical books like kayak surfing, rolling and fishing, and general "ultimate" books on kayaking and canoe.

2008 Popular Articles in Paddling with a Camera Blog

A dozen of the most popular posts in the year of 2008 according to visitor traffic.
3 Winter Paddling Hours on the South Platte River

3 Winter Paddling Hours on the South Platte River

My local paddling lakes are frozen, but Horsetooth Reservoir is still open and the South Platter River is flowing. Unfortunately, I am not ready for my usual winter paddling yet. I need a few weeks to recover from my wrist […]

Kayaking Calendars 2009

Wilderness Paddling is offered by by well known paddlers, photographers and authors, Gary and Joanie McGuffin. I am sure it features both kayaks and canoes. Two other calendars seem to be focused on sea kayaking.

There are 4 comments so far

  • Bill Ashworth
    3 years ago

    Marek – what do you know about the condition of the South Platte put-ins/take-outs and river courses traditionally used by the Joint Clubs March event? Poudre and RMCC are organizing for 2015 and looking for information

    Thanks!
    Bill Ashworth
    RMCC

  • Marek Author
    3 years ago

    I haven’t paddled the South Platte this year yet. Last year, I paddled the river around Kuner and Kersey – no significant changes in river character or access after flooding there. I haven’t seen Riverside Park in Evans after re-opening. I may have some updates in the next couple of weeks.

  • 2 years ago

    Hi Marek – Great pictures! This canoe stabilizer and platform may help if you have a tripod on your Penobscot.

    http://wingmanoutfitter.com/blog/

  • 2 years ago

    Hi Larry. I go to southwestern Wyoming where my dad lives and saretm fish with sinners and do some fly fishing. Been doing it every year since I was in third grade. Lots of water up there this year so fishing was slow but still fun. Love to pan fry smaller trout or wrap them in tin foil with some butter and garlic and put them on a grill or in the coals of a camp fire for about 30 minutes. Can’t go wrong with either method.RG

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