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Sunday, May 15, 2016

First Paddling Trip of 2016: Mauch Chunk Lake

My daughter is visiting from CA for a few weeks, and asked if we could go kayaking while she was in. I decided we'd do a sunrise paddle on Mauch Chunk Lake near Jim Thorpe, PA.
We left our house at 4:09 a.m. this morning, and arrived at the lake at ~5:15 a.m. The wind was really ripping down the length of the lake and the water was very choppy, so I decided to stay close to shore and keep the paddling trip brief...and safe. The air temperature was 44 degrees, and I'm sure the water wasn't much warmer; i.e. a perfect storm for instant hypothermia if we caught a bad wave. I erred on the extreme side of caution.
We were treated to a beautiful sunrise and some rainbows later in the morning as we drove through Jim Thorpe. We were back home by 8:30a.
Enjoy the pics below.


Below: Rainbow over Jim Thorpe's final resting place.

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