Out today with my paddle buddy, Alain, on Estacada Lake, Oregon, a short 40 minute drive from home. The lake is actually a large dammed section of the Clackamas River and is part of the Milo McIver State Park. The water is calm except for approaching the upper dam, our turn around spot, 3 miles up. Small power boats allowed but most were there for fishing, not that anybody was catching anything. We saw a couple of bald eagles and an osprey tending its nest high atop a dead tree. Alain and I always have a contest to see who can collect the most and sometimes unusual, trash. He won, no contest, as you'll see in the photos.
Stanley is beside himself with excitement as I organize for a small bike tour, now that Washington has opened some state parks for camping. Oh, and the Gypsea is a bit excited also. YAY!