Wednesday, July 17, 2013

'SUP dude?

 SUP on Hosmer Lake
SUP is Stand Up Paddleboarding. It's hugely popular here. Dana has wanted to try it since she saw someone do it on Donner Lake... so we went out for the first time for her birthday a few weeks back. 
Rented boards and took a lesson. It was great fun and not that hard to pick up.
Our SUPing so far has all been on the Deschutes River. Today we tried it on one of the many high alpine lakes in the Cascades.

Mama and baby ducks

Jim with the backside of Mt Bachelor in the background

Jim showing his good form, South Sister in the distance

Me and my shadow

Amazingly clear and shallow water makes for great visibility.

Jim practicing his Plank (I think our Pilates classes are paying off!)

South Sister thru the reeds

In the deep weeds.



Mt Bachelor

Stopped for a lunch break, a lovely vista!
There are over 150 lakes along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. More beauty and fun in Bend!
You can read about the area here

1 comment:

  1. Now that's a new sport I have not heard of before. Both of you look pretty good at it too. What beautiful pictures - such a pretty area of the US.