Utica Lake Kayaking
On the otherwise unoccupied last weekend of May, Karen and I loaded the BoatBoat onto the BusBus and drove up highway 4 to a turnoff just before Bear Valley ski resort. This random mountain road led us to National Forest lands that contained Utica Lake, a manmade lake in the Sierras with small islands aplenty.
We paddled out and found ourselves an island kingdom to call our own, pitched a tent and spent the evening reveling in our new found land. It was only mildly buggy and the stars were in fine shape. All of this led us to feel that the adventure was well worth the drive.
Enjoy the following pictures.