I had a simple idea that turned out to be a fun little trip. There’s a small creek drainage between some ponds at Creamers Field near our house that’s one of my favorite sections to ride in the winter. As spring set in, I went and had a look at it during a ride in early April, and it was all melted and flowing with lots of water. But oh, that looks like enough water to float a boat on! So then I thought maybe it would be fun to have the last in-town snow ride of the season combine with a packraft float of this little channel.
I can’t believe I talked Audrey into going with me. But it was actually kind of fun, we made a little loop out of it, and most importantly justified a dinner of burger and fries. Best part was that we rode from and to our front door. I’m not sure I’d recommend it highly (or at all), kind of a lot of work for a little reward. But, what else can you do for some afternoon fun at this time of year, right? You do get to see come pretty cool ice formations, there were a few bug hatches going on.