Distance: Approx 10 miles
Route: Up Gunnison Creek to the first log jam and back.
Weather: Sunny, 55-60 degrees, calm conditions.
|1) I wanted to go up Gunnison Creek again to explore the upper section. Conditions at start time were ideal again.|
|2) North beyond I-65, the creek really clears up and you can see the flowing grasses and sandy bottom.|
|3) Also associated with the more shallow creek is a little current.|
|4) Upper Gunnison creek is beautiful. I kept thinking there would be a log jam around the next corner but I was able to paddle on 0.75 miles past US 43. I'll be paddling up there more often.|
|5) Grrrr. Took a whole bunch of otter photos and they all came out blurred due to the camera switch setting which must have been bumped in my excitement.|
|6) The otter came shooting out of the water carrying a turtle, played with it, grew bored or something and went back into the water.|
|7) The clouds were reflecting nicely off the waters as the sun lowered closer to the horizon.|
|8) Nice view! Even better in person.|
|10) The Gunnison Creek sunset had some wispy clouds shedding their moisture in advance of an approaching front.|