Caprock Canyons State Park
The move to the over flow area went smoothly. The park person even set it up for Comfort Castle to stay here until we leave. It is in a field with water and electric service and well away from the normal tourist areas. It is also very close to the boat ramp on Lake Theo. By the time everything was set up, a light rain started and lasted until lunch time.
After lunch the yak went to play in the lake. For four plus hours we played in the lake. We even met a neat fellow named Kevin who, according to the ranger, is the BASSMASTER of Lake Theo. He uses a pontoon boat with a trolling motor to terrorize the fish.
The lake is relatively small so several laps of the lake were made as Kevin and I talked and he fished.
The upper end of the lake has some cliffs along it. They are the typical red rock of the area. To the right in the reeds is where a stream feeds this lake. Kevin told me that you could go up it for a long way some of the time.
A short paddle and a right turn brought me into the stream bed. The shore is lined with reeds and a large amount of them in the middle of the stream. About five hundred yards into the stream, the stream took a bend to the left and it was end of the road for me. It is not part of my enjoyment to fight vegetation full of spiders and other nasties to paddle up the creek.
By the time paddling was finished it was after five pm and my wet clothes needed to be changed for dry clothing. After changing clothes, my stomach was chewing on my spine. So into town to the diner, where the fish was fantastic yesterday, to quickly appease my stomach and save my spine. It was excellent again tonight.
It should be very good sleeping tonight as the weather has cooled somewhat. That should make me very rested to try to have tooooo much fun tomorrow. TheOFM