Molly and I loaded up friday evening and headed to Doroshin bay on Skilak lake in our new to us 18' River Runner. It was absolutely beautiful, with water nearly flat calm and temps in the high 60's and low 70's. We made good time and were able to find the cabin without any trouble. What a beautiful area.
The next morning we headed out for Skilak River for my first attempt at running skinny water. I had spoke with a co-worker that had been up the river in his canoe and recommended that I stay "left". Well, I stayed so far left I didnt see the main channel. I came to a fairly quick halt when I looked ahead and discovered my channel ended about 100 yards ahead. Getting the boat back in deeper water was cake, and we were on our way in about 10 minutes. Some on foot hiking located the main channel that actually had current, but being new to the game, and quite some distance to safety, on a lake that can get nasty very quick, I decided to head back toward the cabin and do some fishing.
It was a GREAT weekend, and I can't wait to go back and try running up the river again.