So, I recently bought a paddle board…like, a couple weeks ago, and finally got the chance to take it for the first time this summer! I’ve wanted something else to do in summertime besides just hiking and planning for camping trips and backpacking trips that never materialize. Getting a paddle board seemed to be the best option!
So, with that in mind, I packed up my board and some other equipment for a hike into my friend Karla’s car and we headed on over to the Mirror Lake area.
After a good hike up at Bald Mountain, we descended down the mountain pass and over to Mirror Lake. We made tacos and burritos at the picnic area, which I honestly enjoy doing! Making food in the mountains is so fun. It always tastes better, too!
The Paddle Board from High Society
Now, a little bit about the paddle board!
I had been wanting to get a stand-up paddle board for quite some time, and I had seen some different options floating around. I searched up inflatable paddle boards on the internet and browsed selections, eventually coming across High Society. I looked at their boards, and they were expensive, so I wasn’t sold on them yet.
Eventually, I saw a couple hiker/backpacker accounts using iSUPs from High Society, and decided to give them another look! Lo and behold, they were doing a sale, so after about a week of contemplation, I bought the ZG Stand-Up iSUP!
This board is incredible – it’s super long, the setup is really quick and easy, and it performs extremely well! I had my doubts with an inflatable board, but given my circumstances of transporting a solid board, inflatable was the way to go. High Society for the win!
Paddle Boarding on Mirror Lake
After a quick 15 minute setup, I pushed the board out, got both of us on, and paddled out. It was later in the evening, around 6:40 perhaps, and a small breeze flowed through every couple of minutes. The sun was slowly setting, but the air was still warm from the summer day. It was pretty peaceful paddling out on the lake in the dwindling hours of the day, the only sounds coming from each successive stroke of the paddle, the water splashing quietly around.
It was a time I wish I could have extended for thousands of more seconds, but unfortunately, we needed to get going. It was such an awesome experience, so I can’t to get back out there and enjoy the open water. It’s a great reset from the normal activities like hiking and camping.
Almost like a reset button!
Next blog: More Uintas. Check out Hoover Lake right here!