Arrived at Golden a few minutes after six-thirty, and got on the
water by seven (would have been quicker, but had to finish the
Took about an hour and twenty minutes to get to your Saturday put-in,
including a side trip to Mud Lake on the way. When I tried this last
summer, shallow water stopped me from gettin to Mud OR Little Bower.
Not this time.
VERY light rain off and on the whole time, but still an enjoyable
paddle. On the way back downstream, just before I emerged into
Little Bower, four deer (that's "deers" to some of us) crossed the
creek about forty feet in front of me.
Squirrels not quite close enough to touch, but close enough to talk
to, and both geese and gooses. (I now think I know the difference:
the geese honk at you once and fly away, upset. The Gooses stay
around and keep on complaining, even following you to raise h#ll with
you.)(Wonder if it's gender-related?)
Anyway, trip back down, even with lots of drifting and listening to
the rain hit the water, took fifty minutes and I was off the water by
'Twas an acceptable treatment for my paddling "jones," at least
until next week. SYOTR.
D.P. Shively, esq.