This weekend was our third almost-annual trip to Indian Lake with the Holdens. Andy and James joined us. It was fantastic!
We picked the kids up early from school on Friday and met everyone at the boat launch around 4:15pm. I paddled with Janet and Lewis. Camille and Adele paddled with Andy. Kyle paddled with the Holdens, and James paddled in his one-man canoe.
We stayed at almost the same spot as the first time in 2018, sites 35/36 instead of 34/35. Back then, the water level was higher and our kids were younger. The lake is controlled with a dam, so presumably sometime during September the level drops a few feet.
We had walking tacos for dinner, and then cooked s’mores over the fire. No pictures, because I was busy cooking and eating and setting up camp. I didn’t hang my hammock until after 10pm. I slept great, until I heard a few raindrops around 4 or 4:30 and got up to hang my fly, only to find that the trees I was between were wide enough for the hammock, not the fly. Luckily it never really rained, and I moved to a better spot in the morning.
Speaking of the morning, we woke up in thick fog. It was super cool.
By mid-morning the fog had lifted and we walked around to the sandy bay to play and swim.
We played in the sand, packed up, paddled for 30 minutes into a stiff headwind, stopped for lunch, then paddled an hour or so more to get back to the launch. If you stopped to wipe your nose you lost 10 feet or more, so no pictures of the paddle out. We got home in time for dinner. I’m already looking forward to the next trip, when we will hopefully be joined by Lana and Sterling!