Scamp Raid on Jackson Lake

They’re beautiful lakes in the Rocky Mountains.  Jackson lake ranks among the most scenic.


Northern Cross resting peacefully in Colter Bay.

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Approaching Moran Bay, Teton National Park

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We got a lot of looks with our classic wooden boat.


Johnny Walker with his modified Balanced Cat Ketch rig on Scamp #24.  Jonny’s had a lot of experience sailing with his family and developed a unique Scamp to suit his voyaging philosophy.


Scamp #24 had lots of mods and was even powered by a through transom electric motor


Hal powering around on his SUP/chair combo amongst fellow boaters.  Hal’s a mountain climber, sailor, kayaker, boat builder and good conversationalist.  His athleticism defies his age.


Skiff America’s flat bottom beaches with ease.  Here we took some time to explore the shore and take a nap.


Jennifer exploring a small bay off the South end of Jackson lake.


The folding bikes (Brompton’s) worked well to access more scenic vistas.


We secured the bikes on the dock and cruised away on our Skiff.  This made us feel quite hip.

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At this high altitude, the weather can change in an instant.


The bow works well for photography


Paul Breeding aboard Northern Cross traveling into Moran Bay.  He’s the only guy I know (other than myself) who has built both a Scamp and Skiff America.  It was great to meet Paul, after having had many phone conversations with him over the years.


You’ve got to see Moran Bay in person to appreciate the majesty of this peaceful remote bay.


I had so much fun on this lake, I came back a few days later with my dad and 2 of my sons.  Bennett loves to drive.


Here we are going where only kayaks can go.  We floated through 8″ of water to access another bay on the lake.  That’s a kayak coming in behind us.  They were amazed we could make this passage.  With the motor raised, we paddled right through.


It rained and hailed for a few minutes.  My dad and sons take cover under the cabin.  This is a very versatile boat that can change with the weather.


Northern Cross has impressed me with every adventure I’ve pursued.  It’s a boat that many misunderstand.  It does what it’s designed to do and continues to amaze me with its versatility, efficiency, ease of towing, affordability and good looks, to name but a few of it’s virtues.  You almost have to own this boat in order to understand it.