Sunday, November 20, 2011

Still standing

As much as Vermont’s Indian Summer has bummed out the Skier and Boarderhood — of which we are proud members — it has also turned into a rare and welcome extension of Stand Up Paddle season into November!

Most autumns, our final paddles of the season are foliage tours. So it was a little strange this year entering the water with the leaves already off the trees. Water temps in the Winooski River were cool at this South Burlington put-in. We enjoyed an initial upriver journey then a serene float over mostly glassy waters into Colchester, with some whitewater bumps along the way.

Going upriver over slow water ... Just like being on the lake.

Some rocks to start

That warm Indian Summer sun

Forecast calls for snow so this is likely it for SUP in VT in 2011. Bring it on and we’ll see you in the spring.