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Clovis Point on Dripping Springs Lake near Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Explore #83

 

We hauled sand rock in to build up the banks at our river lot today, but yesterday I got to catch the sunset at Dripping Springs Lake.

 

Clovis Point is quite near our home so we sneak out there often to grill dinner and paddle the lake. The trick is to paddle out a couple hours before the sunset begins and then chase the light back to the place you started.

 

For Oklahoma kayakers, the drowning trees on the lake provide vital protection from speeding boats and PWC. The hidden slender arms of trees just beneath the water's surface snatch at boat props but offer little danger to the paddle. Maybe it is because a tree can aspire to become a boat or a paddle, but never a boat prop.

 

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Taken on June 2, 2007