The Capper Nomads North America Adventure travel blog

Lake Isabella and Jenny eager to go in the water


Puppy again!

Moon with rings

With the weather slowly improving we headed out one afternoon to Lake Isabella. We had visited Lake Isabella seven years ago on our trial run before making the decision we wanted to travel full time.

Lake Isabella is fed by the Kern River which comes down from the slopes of Mount Whitney. The Kern River ranks as one of the steepest runnable rivers in the USA, dropping over 12,000 ft along 150 miles so is an area popular with whitewater rafters.

The lake was quite low, a recognition of the near drought conditions experienced by the south west over the last few years. The reflections of the surrounding hills on the lake were spectacular. Jenny acted just like a puppy again as she paddled in the lake.

Back in Bakersfield in the evening, we spotted that the moon had an unusual ring effect around it. Whether this was caused by pollution or just moisture we were not sure but it was interesting to see.

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