Monday, May 01, 2006

Red River Campsite (Reprint)

The following was posted in November when we were trying to go to the Red River for the fall trip. Since we're trying again for the same spot it's all still relevant, even if it sounds a little dated. I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

The choice of campsites on the Red depends on water level to some extent, but I say we aim for the small, second island at the mouth of Sturgeon Creek. The big island is high and wooded, but the one just downstream has a nice, long bar with water on three sides (it's really an "island" only in flood).

The islands are about two-thirds of the way through the 16-mile trip. Probably four hours of paddling assuming low water.

Click on any of these to zoom in...

This is a photo looking upstream from below the islands. The two tall trees in the center background are on the large island...

From La Pavilion to La Penninsula! Standing on the gravel bar, looking downstream...

This shot is taken from the large island, looking downstream at the campsite:

Keep in mind, the scenery won't be quite the same in November. Stuart, can your guys superimpose a light dusting of snow on these images?

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