I feel pretty lucky to have opportunities to write about things I am passionate about. I've been keeping a blog over at the South Tahoe Standup Paddle website for a few months now. After some amazing conditions this week, I got really excited about paddling. Something about that big blue lake sliding along underfoot. It's fun to check things out on the bottom. When it's good, it's good— even if it kind of smells like dead fish.
The Kokanee have been swimming up Taylor Creek for the last couple months. After they spawn, the die. The bears, though it's not part of their natural behavior, have learned to grab the dead fish out of the creek. A friend and I spotted a few schools in the lake and we checked out some of the fallen soldiers near shore.