BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Merrill Mann had always been intrigued when she saw people on standup paddleboards tooling around on area lakes, so when she found a coupon for a rental, she decided to give it a try.
Now she's hooked.
For almost two weeks a steady stream of sockeye have been visible in the clear, low water of the Russian River — the dark grey shadows moving by the hundreds in a long line headed southeast toward the Russian River falls and spawning grounds at the end of the Upper Russian Lake. Anglers finally go...
One of the nice features of my neighborhood in Sterling is an unnamed crick. In case you're wondering, I call any running water that you can jump across without getting your feet wet a crick. Anything wider than that is either a creek or a river.