By Don Skillman
Paddle the finest inland waters of the Western States, the place the surroundings levels from the fjord-like Ross Lake, nestled within the shadow of Washington State's Cascade diversity, to the eroded, red-rocks of Utah's Lake Powell. specialist kayaker Don Skillman describes a number diversified journeys to fulfill all sorts of kayaker.
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The dock is stationary. From Wolverine Creek, just opposite Moore Point, the west shore is heavily timbered to the upper end of the lake. South of here, the coniferous forest has been spotty—with evidence of old forest fires. The east shore, with southand west-facing exposures, is much less hospitable to coniferous forest. 5) on the east shore and Manley Wham just opposite on the west shore are camps located within the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. There are four sites at Manley Wham, and a single site at Flick Creek.
Others moved to the Colville Reservation near Okanagan, Washington. Miners prospected the area beginning in the 1880s, particularly in the Stehekin and Railroad Creek areas. Mines were established, and operated for varying periods of time. Perhaps most significant was the Holden Mine, about 12 miles up Railroad Creek from the lake. The ore body was discovered in 1896, and figured prominently in copper production in Washington. The mine was finally closed in 1957, after having played an important economic role in the region.
Silver Creek—One of the four camps on the west shore of Ross Lake. Four sites here, and a dock. It is 21 miles to the dam, and 2 miles to Hozomeen. All of the campgrounds mentioned above have pit toilets, tables, fire rings, and superb scenery. Contacts Ross Lake Resort The only facility on Ross Lake, situated near the dam for the past 49 years, the resort is unique in offering floating cabins for guests in addition to outboard-boat and kayak rentals. The resort provides a portage service to place boaters on Ross Lake.
Adventure Kayaking: Inland Waters of the Western United States by Don Skillman