“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay

"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner

"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Peoria Flats to East Shore

John and I have completed another section of Lake Oahe. We met at the East Shore boat ramp, loaded my boat and gear onto John's Tracker and headed for Peoria Flats. Until recently, the Peoria Flats has been high and dry. The recently submerged trees reminded us of the movie Deliverance.

We ended up paddling 5.5 miles from Peoria Flats to East Shore. It turned out to be a beautiful day and we wished we had chosen a longer stretch, like Spring Creek to Peoria Flats or around Little Bend.
Launching from Peoria Flats.

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