Twin Lakes SUP Rally: Fall colors, blue skies and glass.

Twin Lakes SUP Rally

We picked the right weekend. Our goal was to paddle amidst brilliant shades of yellow and orange, yet in weather that favors shorts and a t shirt. If the water was smooth, we'd just consider it a bonus. Yes, the aspen's were peaking, and as you can tell from the photos, we were all wearing board shorts and t shirts, because the air temp was just about 70 degrees. Up until the last 30 minutes of paddling, the water was total glass. What else could you ask for...maybe a cold beer at the end of the day.

Stand_Up_Paddling_C4_Switchblade Paul Darrah is warming up for the half day paddle around the perimeter of Twin Lakes.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Jackson_Kayak_SUPerfishial Jackson Kayak SUP designer, Ken Hoeve's paddling the latest JK SUP creation, The
SUPerFISHal. Stable, loads of features for serious anglers, and the price is right!
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Touring_View The views never get old. 30 miles from here is a little place called Aspen.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Channel Water levels were low. So low in fact, that there were almost 2 separate lakes! This photo shows the channel that connects the West lake to the East lake.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Colorado_Aspen Katharine Noll's paddling her new Morelli and Melvin 12'6" race board. I don't think that there is a better SUP out there for an area like Twin Lakes. It's fast, efficient and does well in some small chop if the wind kicks up.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Interlachen Interlachen is a turn-of-the-century ghost resort that has been historically preserved, and is now a really cool landmark to visit.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Twin_lakes_Colorado_Dogs SUP is for the dogs...well, small dogs at least.
Stand_Up_Paddling_Outdoor_Play The golden colored aspen's are amazing. Can't wait to return next fall.
Stand_Up_Paddling_The_Don CKS owner Earl Richmond enjoys the weekend.
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