Seven HCKCers paddled out from Cutright PAS on Sat. April 1. It was cloudy but it was not raining.
We paddled over toward the Middle Fork of Salt Creek and set up camp at Campsite 17 which is just this side of the Wildlife Resting Area buoys. I miscalculated slightly since the resting area does not open until April 2 rather than April 1. Oh well.
After setting up camp and having lunch, we headed north up to Pine Grove PAS. On the way back, we stopped off at the tip of the peninsula that is north of the Marina (just west of the tip of Deam).
Kevin said that the Sycamore Land Trust had acquired about the last mile of that peninsula. We all unloaded and hiked to the top of the first hill where we had a 360 degree view of the lake around us.
View from top of hill in Sycamore Land Trust Area
After our hike, we returned to our boats - 2 people heading home and 5 of us sleeping out at our campsite. After we got to camp, the sky cleared and we ate dinner, After that, we sat around the campfire listening to Brad's selection of bluegrass music and swapping stories. I studied different ways to torture Jiffy Pop and Jiffy Pop poppers.
We headed back in the next day under beautiful conditions. Monroe is such a treat . Some people saw loons (although everyone heard them) and we also saw eagles near Deam not to mention coots and king fishers.