Today we actually kayaked at a faster speed than we were able to drive to the Butt Lake Ramp just 7 miles away. It took us nearly two hours to find Butt Lake and the boat ramp! Needless to say we got lost and actually drove around in a circle. It helped me understand the research that Bill puts in on all the destinations to find the correct boat ramp sites,hiking trail trail heads, and biking trail departure points. It is much more complicated than meets the eye!Well, perseverance paid off-we had a fabulous kayak. Butt Reservoir is fed by the overflow from the dam at the south end of Lake Almanor. It is a pristine little lake with no shoreline development. Boats are few and wildlife plentiful. We saw two bald eagles ,two deer,and three large river otters. It was a productive day. One could spend hours watching the antics of the otters. The two eagles sat high in the trees and ignored our presence while they preened their feathers. The day was sunny, gorgeous and warm. We paddled 4.5 miles and it was totally relaxing and pleasurable. It reminded me of a lake right out of the old Hamms beer commercials-"The land of sky blue waters". See the pictures and judge for yourself. We celebrated with lunch at Carol's an old lakeside establishment from The 1920's. Bill had a butterscotch sundae that put a smile on his face!

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