“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, February 12, 2011

Blizzard Sale

Well, today is the annual Blizzard Sale at Wegner Auto in Pierre. I went down for my customary free hotdog and drooled over the next pickup I want. I then decided to do a little paddling, since I have not been out this February yet and the temperature was set to break 40. I was sit here typing this blog entry, I see that the high today hit 46 degrees. Not bad at all. The causeway is still a little bit frozen in, so I went over the Ft. Pierre boat ramp to launch from. Another sign of how nice it is: the ramp was plenty busy with local fisherman. I launched and paddled upstream for a little over 30 minutes, turned around came back. I was on the water for approximately one hour. A slideshow of a few pictures I took: