July 28, 2008

Hidden Lake

Sometimes the best things in life are "Hidden" and yes, this is one small lake on the upper end of the Kenai River watershed that is off the beaten path and exceptionally beautiful. We spent two wonderful, peaceful days & nights here, just relaxing a bit after all the adventures back in Seward. As you can see the paddles were nice, slow & serene.

On this paddle we crossed the entire Lake, only stopping to look at those pretty little violets growing out of the cliffs & rocks. The big surprise came when we turned around to paddle back to the campground. What had been a completely overcast sky had lifted enough to reveal the true beauty of our surroundings!

I did manage to wet a line one morning, the results being this nice 23" Lake Trout. And of course the "very fresh" fish that night was incredibly delicious!