Monday, October 20, 2008

Baum Road/Smith Creek, Oct 5th

Don't hit the Photographer!
Originally uploaded by jmharper.
On a beautiful Sunday morning, nine Mice met at the Baum Road small boat launch in southern Chesapeake. It is a small, well hidden location.

Smith Creek was a treat, and we enjoyed the paddle immensely. Not as much wildlife as some other paddles, but the scenery and sense of isolation was well worth the trip.

Photographer Karl imitated the cameraman in the middle of the marching band. Sandy and Juliet somehow managed to miss him.

Enjoying Smith Creek

Enjoying Smith Creek
Originally uploaded by jmharper.
This was a new put-in and paddle for us, and a very nice one. Smith Creek winds for about a mile before emptying into the Northwest River. We then paddled west on the Northwest River and turned up Indian Creek. The water was very smooth and glassy for most of the paddle.

Here, a new group member, Svetlana takes a short break in the middle of the paddle.

The Group at Put-in

The Group
Originally uploaded by jmharper.
It was another great River Mice day! We even got together for a group picture.

Sometimes we hit great weather on these later season paddles. Hopefully we can get a few more paddles like this in before the really cold weather sets in.

Thanks to Karl for the pictures from this paddle!