Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sailing Bear Lake

Bear Lake is one of my favorite places to sail in Utah during the late summer. The water is clear, warm and blue. There is always a nice breeze in the afternoon the sandy beach is clean. The trip to Bear lake from our house in Cedar Hills can take a few hours so we normally camp for a few nights.

Our favorite camping near bear lake is actually at Beaver Mountain ski resort. They have 5 excellent tent sites up in the pines that are almost never taken. They also offer water, clean bathrooms and showers.

We also enjoy hiking along the ski lift finding treasures long lost by skiers past.

We normally launch our Hobie Getaway at Rendezvous Beach on the south end of Bear Lake. This is a great sandy beach with plenty of parking. The boat ramp is often closed due to low water, but they let beach cats trailers drive down to the beach to drop off boats.  It's actually quite nice to have the boat ramp closed, and avoid fighting for a spot in line with 20 ski boats. Here is a video of our trip last week. The water was a warm 71 degrees and the breeze was nice.

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