It’s always fun to try to do weekend type activities after work and it is more possible than ever right now with the extended daylight of summer solstice week. Last night I did a solo mission on the Upper Truckee River where I kayaked from Meyers down to the lake and biked the shuttle.
Map of the route: UTRmap
The UTR is raging right now – > 1,000 cfs!
I left work, dropped my bike with a change of clothes off at the take out, drove to the put in and got on the water around 5:20pm. The first section is super pretty with lots of wood in the river and a few fun little wave trains – definitely unusual in this meadow river. The river winds through the Lake Tahoe Golf Course and I stopped to say hi to Pat teeing of on hole 15. Next up was the more traveled section of Elks Club to Venice and I stopped to take a few photos of the restoration that I worked on a few years ago.
I saw a few more boaters lower down and got to my bike at the take out around 7:30 pm. If it were the weekend, I would’ve taken my time and maybe paddled a bit less, but I wanted to get back to my bike with a reasonable amount of daylight to do the change and 7 mile shuttle ride. Here I am back at the car at 8:15, just in time for the Alpenglow!