Lake Sammamish State Park

What SUP?!  This past Sunday, I went stand up paddle boarding for the first time and it was pretty awesome.  My friend Melissa has 2 of these and has invited me along a couple times but I was always to scared because of how much traffic the water ways have here.  This time around, she invited me and her friend Sara who was in town to drive out to Lake Sammamish to learn.  Its a relatively calm lake compared to Shilshole Bay, Fremont Cut, Lake Washington and Union Lake(all popular SUPing locations) so I jumped at the chance to give it a whirl.

Melissa led us out to what she remembered as a quite area on the lake but everyone else must have gotten the memo as it was pretty busy.  We were still able to to bring the dogs and let them run around.  Melissas dog, Fitz(featured here before) gets on the board with her, no problem.  Lindy on the other hand had a hard time keeping her balance would jump off as soon as it started to wobble.  She also would scan the lake for anyone that went out on the paddle board to make sure they were ok.

I didn’t get a ton of time on it since I still felt a little intimidated by it which I shouldn’t but Ill have more time to practice at my parents lake house in Minocqua, WI in 2 weeks when I’m there for the 4th.

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