Three HCKC paddlers rang in the New Year by paddling about 7 miles on Eagle Creek. The weather is in the 30's and the wind was low (about 6 mph). The water on the lower lake was largely open with occasion skim ice.
We crossed the lake and paddled most of the way down to the sailing club until we were blocked by ice. We then paddled up the west side of the lake and then under the bridge. On the way, we saw several groups of mallards and golden eyes.. We then paddled up the north end of the lake. One of the highlights was watching a grebe land on ice and sliding after it touched down.
Just a tad North of the Discovery Center the lake was ice shore-to-shore so we paddled back to the Dandy Trail Ramp. A total of about 7 miles in a smidge under 2 hours. A great way to start off a new year.