01 Ready to launch from Johnson Beach 9-17-1101 Ready to launch from Johnson Beach 9-17-11 02 The upper dam at Joahnson Beach02 The upper dam at Joahnson Beach 03 Starting our Russian River adventure03 Starting our Russian River adventure 04 Enjoying the paddle04 Enjoying the paddle 05 checking out the many rope swings over the river05 checking out the many rope swings over the river 06 the carry over the low  midway dam06 the carry over the low midway dam 07 talking with a local fisherman as we relaunch07 talking with a local fisherman as we relaunch 08 we several Great Blue Herons on the shore08 we several Great Blue Herons on the shore 09 walking the kayaks in a couple of places09 walking the kayaks in a couple of places 10 a cormorant drying its wings on a branch10 a cormorant drying its wings on a branch 11 paddling through some shallows11 paddling through some shallows 12 a Snowy Egret12 a Snowy Egret 13 who knew they have river vultures13 who knew they have river vultures 14 paddling among the tall evergreens14 paddling among the tall evergreens 15 beautiful scenery15 beautiful scenery 16 beautiful scenery16 beautiful scenery 17 beautiful scenery17 beautiful scenery 18 beautiful scenery18 beautiful scenery 19 Serenity19 Serenity 20 Floating lazily down the glen20 Floating lazily down the glen 21 always a surprise to see the many houses peaking through the trees21 always a surprise to see the many houses peaking through the trees 22 Touched by the sun - does not get much nicer22 Touched by the sun - does not get much nicer 23 seeing our lunch spot23 seeing our lunch spot 24 looking forward to  hot food and sodas24 looking forward to hot food and sodas 25 what a nice paddle25 what a nice paddle 26 the rest of the crew26 the rest of the crew 27 Even a little snack shack27 Even a little snack shack 28 Michelle to the rescue to shuttle us to the launch28 Michelle to the rescue to shuttle us to the launch 29 hot food is going to taste so good right now29 hot food is going to taste so good right now 30 WSKers always put on a great feast30 WSKers always put on a great feast 31 The next day paddling west toward the ocean31 The next day paddling west toward the ocean 32 even the tree line changed32 even the tree line changed 33 the wind started to pick up a bit33 the wind started to pick up a bit 34 the river deepened and provided variety34 the river deepened and provided variety 35 what a lovely way to start the day with a paddle35 what a lovely way to start the day with a paddle 36 good friends and good times36 good friends and good timesDynamic Photo Gallery by VisualLightBox.com v3.2m