Saturday, November 26, 2011

Truckee: Paddling Prosser

The perfect thing to do on these limited ski days is to go for a paddle.  I was on Prosser yesterday and I had the whole lake to myself.  The lake was like glass and the views were spectacular.  The snow is right down to water's edge (in the shadows).  I came across several ice flows.  Surprisingly, the ice was too thick to crack with the boat or paddle.

Ice flow on Prosser 11/24/2011
Before you go this winter, remember to dress warm.  Long pants and shirt with gloves is a must.  The lake levels (Donner, Bocca, and Prosser) are very low right now for storage next spring.  Therefore, many of your favorite launch points may be high and dry.  I find the ramp before the dam on Prosser Dam Road to be convenient because you can still drive down nearly to the water.  The GPS coordinates are:  N39 22.496 by W120 09.248 

I can't wait to try it when the snow is falling!

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