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.