Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Lory State Park are popular recreational areas near Fort Collins. Horsetooth Reservoir is one of my favorite paddling destination, especially, off season or on weekdays during power boating season. During last years we experienced several wildfires west of Horsetooth. The first picture was shot from the Centennial Road while next two during my paddling workouts.
Heavy smoke from High Park wildfire obscuring the sun and sky over Horsetooth Reservoir and foothills near Fort Collins, Colorado, June 10, 2012
Burnt yucca and bushes after Galena wildfire in Lory State Park – green grass starting to regrow, April 2013
Green springtime landscape on the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir (Orchard Cove) with some reminders of the Galena Wildfire – June 2, 2014
Related posts and resources:
Paddling the Skeleton Coast
Winter Paddling with Sea Wind Canoe on Horsetooth Reservoir
Larimer County Parks, Reservoirs, Open Spaces, and Trails
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Sea Wind canoe with a downwind sail on Horsetooth Reservoir
I have been using Pacific Action Sail with Sea Wind, my expedition canoe, designed by Verlen Kruger.
Sail-paddling is a favorite way to cover distances in Sea Wind, my decked expedition canoe designed by Verlen Kruger. I have been using 1sqm downwind Pacific Action Sail since 2004. It was a great solution for WaterTribe challenges in Florida or paddling upstream of the Colorado River in Camyonlands. In the above picture, I am just enjoying time on Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins.
Pacific Action Sails were developed in New Zealand by kayak enthusiasts to enhance the paddling experience. Over more than a decade of development, our sails have established a formidable reputation with expeditions and adventure racing world-wide, are great for touring and a breeze to use.
Paddling Horsetooth Reservoir