Karen and I spent a couple of hours yesterday on Standley Lake trying out a two-person kayak. It was fun, and no one fell in. We spent the whole time weaving around the lake as we couldn’t make it track in a straight line. But we’re the first ones to admit we don’t know what we’re doing. Karen has wanted a kayak for years, and I’m just starting to see the allure. I definitely want to try a single-person kayak before I start trying to find a way to transport one. There are always inflatable kayaks to consider.
While we were on the lake, we watched the Cold Springs Fire start. Nederland is almost straight west of me, about 30 miles as the crow flies. The fire put out a lot of smoke and it’s still going. We were planning on doing some Jeeping on trails around Nederland next Saturday, but I’ll be moving us to another area of the state. The fire isn’t exactly where we planned on going, but it’s close enough. At the very least, we should just stay out of everyone’s way.