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Double-Header Weekend

Pam in her Illusion and me in my Mariner II paddled a few miles on Moses Lake to put the cap on a weekend that included cross-country skiing with my family at the Nordic Center at White Pass just west of Yakima in Washington State.

Thank You Global Warming

Global warming has lengthened the paddling season on Moses Lake. Normally we’d be ice skating this time of year. Instead, I get one or two last paddles when the sun is out and the air temp rises.

This is how we know winter is here!

We can tell winter is here by looking out the window at Moses Lake. Every year this arm of the lake freezes solid from about the middle of November until the middle of March.

Different Cultures – Different Highways

The Lewis River, along with all the rivers that flow into the Columbia west of Portland, Oregon, was the freeway used by Native Americans to advance their civilization before the white man. By about 1880 that civilization had virtually disappeared. Today you can see little evidence that 50,000 people lived within 15 or 20 miles of the Lewis River.