Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tangle Lakes to the Delta River

I had no idea that I was going to do this trip, until the day it happened. I was supposed to be at work, but since I work in a NICU, and I developed a cold sore, I couldn't go in until it healed...This takes a few days...and so hence the impromptu boating trip. Its weird having to call in "sick" but not feel sick.... just infectious.

So I tagged along with Matt, Krista, and their friend Tyler up to Tangle Lakes off the Denali Highway. None of us realized how long we were going to actually be on the Tangle Lakes, its funny how even though I could see it on a GPS map, my mind still rejected it...we read current, we got flat water. Which is way better than a headwind and flat water...but I swear I've never gotten such an arm work out paddling. It was at least 8 miles before we hit the "river". Luckily the scenery was AMAZING and I like arm work outs!

Matt and Loki

 


Loki, is Matt and Krista's dog, and he makes me want to get a dog just like him. Outside of the fact that he eats poop and can get a little needy, he was an entertaining addition to the trip.

The Never Ending Tangle of Lakes

 


A River!

 


Me, Tyler, Krista and Matt

 
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Amazing Floating River Flower Plants

 
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We left around noon on Saturday and took out at mile 212.5 on the Richardson at 1:30 pm on Monday. Lots of laughs, flotillas, and beautiful views.

2 comments:

ginnylynnpeterson said...

WOW! That was a long float!! Amazing photos!!! I miss the flotilla!!

Titanium said...

It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes to navigate the lakes... I swear, it seems like they grow every year.