High Sierra SUP Adventure PartII

Our Chocolate Labs, Anna Mae and Molly Claire, love the water…but, having them swim and standup paddle with us the 8 miles up to the headwaters and back seemed like it could be a Sysyphean task, because when they would get close to each other while on our SUP’s, they liked to jump off and swim together…can’t blame them as the days were hot and the water cool…

Annie and Molly doing their beaver imitation…prolly a bear looking on nearby…

With their ergonomically fitted DFD’s (Doggy Flotation Devices) on providing us with a grab handle assist…and, them with extra flotation and visibility while in the water…we loaded them onto a boat and “trailered” our SUP’s up to the headwaters of the lake looking for a nice beach to play on…

This is a “no wake” lake…no worries for us as we putted along in the glassy conditions pulling our SUP’s behind…

Scratch and sniff…the scent in the air was intoxicating…

Enjoying our own little private Idaho…

The pups really liked this beach…

Deb enjoying the scenery on a nice long paddle…

Molly entertaining herself…

The pups played all day in the water with their DFD’s on…

Molly fell asleep on the long boat ride back to camp…

Natural beauty abounds…pictured below is just one of the many peaks that we were surrounded by as we standup paddled around this gorgeous lake…thank you John Muir (1838-1914)

“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars.

This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”

– John Muir

Paying it forward…stay tuned for the next episode of this High Sierra SUP adventure…

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