This is Billy Clapp Lake.
It is a 5.45 mile long deep water lake
surrounded by canyon walls.
This is where we put our kayaks in the water.
There is a boat launch and a sand beach.
As you may notice there are also storm cloud brewing.
Because of the storm clouds
we decided to stick close to shore
and explore the many sand coves
this lake has to offer.
Look at this tree growing out of the rock.
There were some beautiful purple flowers
growing out of the rock, too, but
my photo didn't turn out.
After exploring the calm coves,
we got brave and decided to cross the lake.
The water was just a little bit choppy.
We were headed for that huge rock ahead of us
it's about a half mile away.
The rock is an island and very tall,
at least a ten story building.
It had many caves.
This one was at least 12 foot high,
although it just looks like a little hole
from my photo.
As we were going around the rock,
the storm clouds were growing darker.
I quit taking photos at this point and
dug my life jacket out of the nose of my kayak.
The waters were getting rough out on the lake
and we decided to head across
before it got worse.
By the time we were out in the middle
we were experiencing foot high waves
and the wind was blowing hard.
My arms were aching and ready for a rest.
We headed back into one of those sandy
protected coves and took a break.
Here were climbed the sand dune . . .
To discover this beautiful desert meadow.
Our recent rains have made them pretty and green.
After this break we paddled back along the protected shoreline.
Loaded our boats and ate lunch looking out at the water.
It was a fun day, but a bit scary
while paddling against those waves and winds.
The thing that I did discover is that my little
kayak handled very well.
That makes me feel good and love it even more :)
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