Truckee’s Local Lifestyle Stories

Full moon paddle at Prosser Lake in Truckee, CA

Full moon paddle at Prosser Lake in Truckee, CA

Our friend Corky emailed us a couple weeks ago to propose a full moon paddle at Prosser Lake. She & her husband Don brought beer, salad & some delicious steaks to grill. Our other friends & neighbors, Dennis & Lisa, brought tequilla, a portable BBQ and rented a tandem kayak. Since my husband Jude had made two beautiful wooden kayaks…we were set to go. I packed some aged cheddar cheese & crackers, marinated shrimp & beers in the cooler while Jude took care of loading the two kayaks onto his homemade wooden rack in the back of his pick up truck. Driving to the beach where we launched the kayaks was an adventure in itself. The road is unpaved, bumpy & twisty…a couple of times we thought that we might lose the kayaks when we hit a pothole or some big rocks.

Upon arrival at our destination, the beautiful setting just took our breaths away. The weather was warm & pleasant. The lake was calm and nobody in sight but the six of us. We set up our folding chairs & table upon which a sumptuous feast started to take place. We started out with shots of tequilla complete with lime & salt, munched on cheese & crackers, shrimp marinated in cilantro & lime while watching the sun slowly set. Then suddenly a little white ball peeked over the mountain range & cast its magic spell over us. We captured the moment with our camera phones…


Beautiful moon rising over the mountain range.


Dennis holding the moon in the palm of his hand.

Then we got into our kayak & paddled under the light of the full moon…enjoying the shimmering light on the water. It reminded me of the yellow brick road in “The Wizard of Oz” so we headed along our very own shimmering yellow brick road. The lake was completely still except for the sounds of our laughter & paddles dipping in the water.

This full moon paddle is truly memorable & we vowed that there will be a next time in the near future.


2 Responses to Truckee’s Local Lifestyle Stories

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    • Hi Violeta,

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