Finally got to take the new Dune AI out to the lake. Fishing season opened last week and we were hoping to get in some sailing and land a few Cutthroats. Well, the wind didn't really cooperate, we had a 10 knot breeze for about an hour then it slacked and we ended up peddling more than sailing. I am always amazed at how little wind it really takes to move these boats. We trolled for a couple of miles and enjoyed the fine weather and scenery, and while we had great fishing we had bad catching.
Thought you guys might enjoy a few shots of this great body of water. For those of you unfamiliar with the lake, it is a natural body of water about 30 miles long and 8-11 miles wide. It is located 30 miles north or Reno, Nevada and lies completly within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian reservation. The lake is a remnant of an ancient inland sea and the shoreline is an arid desert landscape spotted with large tufa formations (calcium carbonate deposits formed underwater when the ancient lake was much higher). The Pyramid formation is the lakes namesake. This tufa dome is an island that rises 600' out of the water. Our trip this day took us from a launch at the Pyramid, around Anaho Island and back along the east shore of the lake, about 6 miles. Hope you enjoy the photos.
On the west side of Anaho Island in light winds
AIs on the beach
Heading back to the launch area
Approaching the Pyramid tufa rock
This photo really shows the scale of the pyramid, the AI is running on the western tip of the formation