Saturday, April 12, 2008
Screen on the Gazebo and Plenty of Water
Lots of water in Oklahoma these days, eh? The North Canadian River is running strong and out of it banks. I was out there this week putting screen around the gazebo on our river lot. The river is so high that you can actually launch a kayak without climbing down a treacherous sloping riverbank! Yakker will tell you that this is pretty uncommon at our lot in Pierce, Oklahoma.
At home here in Okmulgee, the Deep Fork River is in the same condition. In fact, on my way home from work yesterday I noticed that Thousand Acre Lake (a small playa lake that appears occasionally on the DFWR) was at a decent level for fishing and paddling. If the wind lays for a moment this weekend, I may have to get out there and try to take some pictures. it isn't the most scenic body of water ever, but it is real close to home. Also, I have a thing for bodies of water that play 'hard to get'.
Sadly, there has been so much rain recently that the Lower Mountain Fork River has grown too strong for kayaking. If your local rivers are too swollen to paddle you may want to consider some lake paddling.
OKC area paddlers may be interested to learn that the the 3rd Annual Lake Overholser/Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Clean-up has been scheduled for April 19, 2008 from 9:30am - 1:00pm. Visit our Taste Oklahoma News Blog for more details on the fun that they have planned and the prizes you could win just by participating!
I've also added a Kayak Photography page to the Oklahoma Road trips site. The content is still a little bit light today, just some kayaking pictures and five kayak photography tips. However, I plan to add a list of kayak photography links and some equipment reviews.
Let me know if you have any ideas to share. Just email me or leave a comment on the blog.
Posted by Thomas Jones on Saturday, April 12, 2008