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Old 09-01-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
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Drove to Little Redfish Lake (near Stanley, Idaho) on Friday morning to do a little kayaking and photography. I have kayaked most of the lakes in the Stanley area but never Little Redfish. I had no plans except to relax, explore the lake on the kayak and take pictures. Little Redfish is small and doesn't allow motorized boats so it is a perfect lake for kayaks.

I camped at Chinook Bay campground at the north end of the lake. Chinook Bay has only 13 sites so it was quiet.

The YURT at camp site #12.



Friday night I took a lap around the lake and spotted momma and her two little fawns.



Saturday morning on my first paddle there were two osprey out fishing. Most of the photos were a little far away but I got to watch them dive and fish. These next four photos were of one of the osprey as he (she) was stopping to rest on a lake side snag before taking off again. I was fortunate to be fairly close.











Keeping a close eye on me before taking off.




Just after sunset on Saturday night. Taken from the campground looking south at the Sawtooths.




Sunrise on Sunday morning. Same location at the night before.







Looking south from the kayak about a half hour after the previous photo. The lake was beautiful that morning. There was a little mist rising from the surface early.




Paddling back to camp, the fog settled in over the lake. It was completely quiet and peaceful and the lake was like glass.




It was a great weekend and a good getaway. Thanks for letting me share the pictures with you.

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Old 09-02-2014, 06:29 AM   #2
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Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks Mike!
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:06 AM   #3
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Beautiful pics Mike. Thanks for sharing!
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love the sawtooth area and those are great pix! thanks for sharing mike!
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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Great pictures! Beautiful area!
Followed you around the campground in our van one of those days.
Only other sportsmobile we saw on our whole week long trip!
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I saw a white SMB and was going to stop and see if it was anyone on the forum. Once I headed up to the upper campground to check it out I thought I'd stop and pull into where I saw you. You were gone by then. I cruised the three campgrounds before I left on Sunday to check them out for future reference and to see if you were staying at any of them. Sorry we didn't get to meet.

What campground did you stay at?

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:31 PM   #8
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Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #9
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Guess I should have flagged you down!
We were just kind of cruising through to check out the lakes. And use the showers they had there!
We did a quick walk of the beach near where we parked and then found the showers.
That night we stayed up above Stanley Lake. Found a great spot just off the main forrest road that leads up past the lake.
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Saw you driving through Stanley.
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