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PostPosted: August 16th, 2008, 4:55 pm 
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I did a few more short trips up familiar waterways before finally getting a full day to spend on Alouette Lake, and it was worth the wait. The waters are fantastic, nice and clear, lots of great beaches and landings, and the scenery is typical SW BC.

I wanted to see if I could do the full circumference in one day (35-40 km?), but the sun was intense and my energy was drained by the time I made it to the Narrows by 10:30 AM. Still, that round trip was a hair over 22 km in a little over 5 hours of paddling time, with strong winds in my face on the way back making it hard to keep my speed up. Maybe in the fall I'll catch a calm, cool day and I can marathon the entire thing.

Here are some pics, for anybody who hasn't been there and wonders what it looks like. More photos on my website: http://www.superjens.com/outings/alouette-lake

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Just John wrote:
Were there many power boaters?


Yes, and lots of them were pulling skiiers or kids on float things, so they went back and forth and back and forth stirring up the lake.

Do you know any nice lakes within a couple of hours of Vancouver that are power boat free?


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Cross Jones Lake off that list, it is definitely not powerboat free! A thunderous, very fast boat flew by me when I was there a few weeks ago leaving a cargo-ship sized wake coming my way, and the lake had plenty of other boats puttering around pulling fishing lines.

I'll give Hayward a shot next weekend, thanks for pointing this one out as being motor-free!


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