Lake McDonald Paddle

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MikeCoke
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Lake McDonald Paddle

Post by MikeCoke » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:22 am

Took our CONVERTIBLE KAYAK out on Lake McDonald in Glacier NP for a short paddle.
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Dumbleton
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Post by Dumbleton » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:18 am

Looks like some bad weather was brewing up in the distance, judging by the last pic. Was that the reason the paddle was a short one, Mike?

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Post by PJohanson » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 am

Dunno if Mike and his partner had bad weather shortly after their outing, but I can testify that on the West Coast, the weather can completely change in less than an hour. Clouds on the horizon or a slight breeze can change to clouds overhead and strong gusts of wind. I always paddle with an awareness of how long I plan to be on the water, and where I would go to shore if the weather turns bad in half an hour.

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Post by MikeCoke » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 pm

Dumbleton wrote:Looks like some bad weather was brewing up in the distance, judging by the last pic. Was that the reason the paddle was a short one, Mike?
Yes that was the reason. It startes blowing right into us so we turned back.

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