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

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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.

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The lineup ranged from a 14′ Boardworks Ohana Racer, to a 10’6″ custom hollow wooden SUP from Carve Surfboards out of Lyons, CO.
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Paul Darrah is warming up for the half day paddle around the perimeter of Twin Lakes.
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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!
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The views never get old. 30 miles from here is a little place called Aspen.
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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.
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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.
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Interlachen is a turn-of-the-century ghost resort that has been historically preserved, and is now a really cool landmark to visit.
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SUP is for the dogs…well, small dogs at least.
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The golden colored aspen’s are amazing. Can’t wait to return next fall.
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CKS owner Earl Richmond enjoys the weekend.

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1 Comment

  1. Colorado Fall Colors Photographer

    I came to visit Colorado last Fall 2012. I have to say that trip was one of the most memorable ones that I ever had.

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