Monday, July 24, 2006

Oklahoma Kayaking at Dripping Springs Lake

Beer Yoga at Dripping Springs Lake
Beer Yoga at Dripping Springs Lake,
originally uploaded by FreeWine.
Dianne and I are still planning and preparing at top speed for our Broken Bow trip this week. However, the weather change this weekend was too wonderful to pass up without a little bit of paddling.

To take the edge off of the week, we went paddling at Okmulgee's Dripping Springs Lake this Saturday. Since it is just a few miles down the road from our home, we planned a sunset paddling session. The evening worked out great and we really enjoyed it.

Dripping Springs is Okmulgee's 'New Lake'. As you can see from the picture, the lake is full of old partially submerged rotting trees. The pictures also shows the somewhat choppy waters we had on Saturday evening. Paddling through this leafless forest is pretty fun, but the best scenery is near the shoreline until sunset when everything turns golden and beautiful.

We saw a beaver and several cranes, but not much other wildlife. Our arrival was at about 4pm and spent an hour or so just checking out the camping area. It looks like and excellent spot to camp offering clean functional shower rooms and bathrooms. Visit the full sized image on my Flickr page to learn about Dianne's Beer Yoga demonstation in the picture.

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