Summer Solstice on Causey Reservoir

Dave

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Took the kayak out and dragged a friend along for a relaxing float on Causey for the Summer Solstice.

Stillwater Sunset by ashergrey, on Flickr

Like Pineview, Ogdenites tend to treat Causey like a bathtub. Unlike Pineview, there are no ski boats to churn up the channels. Instead, it's a place of paddles, fishing lures and trolling motors.

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We put on late in the afternoon under comfortably warm sunlight.

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Winds were calm. Our paddles gurgled against little ripples.

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Sliding into the channel of the south fork, our boats were dwarfed by big rock walls and pines.

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Silvery little fish were jumping everywhere. Schools of them leapt in celebratory parades alongside our hulls.

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We went up the left hand fork, through a logjam to the free-running waters of its tributary creek.

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I'd hoped to hike a ways up the creek to some waterfall's I've heard exist up there. It turned out to be a major bushwhack though, so we only proceeded a fraction of a mile up the stream bed before returning.

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This moose carcass rotted next to the waterway. A good reminder that even water that looks clean and untainted probably isn't.

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The long-lasting summer sun took its time in setting.

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We paddled back into its blinding light.

Paddling into Sunset by ashergrey, on Flickr

It's beautiful flatwater float, if you can look past the occasional bobbing beer can.

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DrNed

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Never heard of this place before - love the pines & rock cliffs.
 

blueeyes

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Once long time ago when I was a little girl and my dad had a canoe we paddled back in there and camped. I found some moose teeth. Still have them. Nice report.

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Dave

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Way to be brave and bring the big camera out! :)

I had it mostly stuffed in a dry bag that was clipped to the boat frame. On flat water I'm not usually that worried about it. Moving water is another matter entirely.
 

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I am so jealous. I want a kayak again. I have been looking on craig's list and dreaming a bit, but I want to buy a pair of them and am not quite ready to drop that type of cash just now. Maybe Santa can fit a couple of 17 footers in his sleigh? Here's hoping.
 
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