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.

Paddling in Fog on the Lower Suwannee River

Fog on a river may be really photogenic. Well, if it is not too dense. I rarely have occasion to paddle in fog in a dry Colorado and when it happens it is usually too cold to enjoy it. I just returned back to my pictures shot during the 2006 WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge.

Paddling Photography a year Ago – December 2007

Not much paddling in December 2007. Every year I spent a week in December in San Fracisco attending Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union. I was shooting some cityscapes with a new Canon EOS 40D camera. After returning back to Colorado I manage to take Sea Wind canoe to the Horsetooth Rservoir before it was frozen.

Car Photography Session on the South Platte River

I started my winter paddling season on the South Platte River in the middle of November. It was a short trip, rather a photo session. The goal was to photograph old cars on the river shore at the Patterson Ditch dam.

My Collection of Pentax Optio Waterproof Cameras

April, 2005. I had been thinking for a longer while about taking a camera for Texas Water Safari, 260 mile non stop race down the San Marcos and Guadelupe Rivers. My first digital camera, Canon PowerShot S40 in its waterproof case was just too heavy to carry it through all portages and logjams of the race. So, I bought Pentax Optio WP, the first waterproof compact digital camera, as soon as it was available.

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

    Bill Ashworth

  • 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.

  • 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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