Monday, July 25, 2011

Hungry Horse Montana

Well, we finally found the perfect place for the maiden voyage of our inflatable kayak, AKA: The Sea Eagle. With some directions from the owner of our current RV park (see review of Sundance RV park) we drove about 5 miles to Lion Lake, and prepared this craft for its first voyage. The little kayak was easily inflated, while we assembled the paddles, put on our life jackets and headed onto the calm clear water of this lovely lake. It was surrounded by tall pine trees and its clear waters reminded of us of Green Pond in Sherman, CT.

So glad we did not let a few showers discourage us, the sun was soon shining down on our first voyage. It took us a while to get the hang of who should paddle when and zigged and zagged at first. We splashed each other some but not bad for our first venture!

Lion Lake, Hungry Horse, MT; a little pristine lake here in northwestern Montana.

This loon kept us company and entertained us with his expert diving skills, disappearing under the water for long periods of time and then popping up in a totally different spot 100 feet away. He had the last laugh (as the call of the loon sounds like) as he dried his wings and headed off to dive again. We saw a keosk notice about the loon population being threatened, sure hope this guy and his two friends manage to raise some new chicks successfully.


  1. It has been many years since I have seen or heard the call of a Loon. Your setting is very much like our Northern Ontario here & that is probably where I heard my last Loon. After seeing your location & the Loon I know for sure that I am way overdue for a Loon fix:))

  2. We were at Lion Lake last year but there were so many people around that not too many birds were in the vicinity. But it is a great little lake.

  3. Glad to see you are enjoying our beautiful state!