Monday, March 24, 2008
Spring Break 08
Date: March 16-23
People: Andrew, Matt, Josh, Mikey B, and myself
Where: Page, Arizona (Lake Powell)
What: Kayaking and camping
Why: Why the heck not?!
Drive time: 12 hrs. (one-way)
We left at 7am and got into Page around 7ish and grabbed a nice steak dinner to be our last meal before we went out into the wilderness. Mine was mediocre. We found a little park area in a suburban area to put our tent down and in the middle of the night it rained and then snowed and our tent (which was already a little broken) decided it couldn't hold up the weight of the snow and it started collapsing on us. We were all pretty nervous starting the trip with cold temperatures and snow. We met with Christa to launch the kayaks and off we went.
We've had this thing planned for a long time (basically Freshman year but with a houseboat). We rented kayaks for a week and paddled around this massive man-made lake stopping off wherever we felt like it and enjoying our time with no schedules and no priorities.
We packed up our kayaks which were pretty full once we emptied our packs. We pushed off from Antelope Point or something close to that and started our great trek.
The trip entailed a lot of paddling, sun (70ish), more paddling, and then finding a place to camp where we would watch the sunset (usually climb the tallest hill or canyon to get a great view). It wasn't a crazy trip like last year going from place to place and always being busy, but this was a more chill, relaxing spring break. We were crazy don't get me wrong! We broke out the ol speedos and swam in the water which was frigid, attacked crows who invaded our campsites, skipped rocks galore, started a few fires, and some other stuff.
It was just a good time to hangout with some good friends and take in the beautiful surroundings. I brought a long a book that Nasty Nate let me borrow, On the Road by Jack Kerouac and it is a sweet book. I'm about half way through it and plan on finishing it up soon. So we would read, hike, eat, and stargaze as well as talk.
A good trip. I'm going to leave it at that and not get into everyday stuff which would be lengthy. Enjoy.