Monday, October 11, 2010

The California Delta

Desperate man clings to CA summer

Ever wonder what it's like to be drunk, rowdy, and sunburned? Have I gotta place for you.....

It's actually kinda crazy that no one knows about the California Delta. It's truly California's gem and one helluva good time. It doesn't matter what time of day or where in the delta you are, you can find glassy water for ripping on skis or flying on your wakeboard. You can also find hot girls having fun, drinking, and dancing provocatively with almost nothing on anywhere you go. I was just in the Delta yesterday and it was in the high 80s and the water was warm and glassy.

The California Delta is a tangle of waterways that starts at the confulence of the San Joaquin (from the south) and the Sacramento (from the north) and weaves it's way into the San Francisco Bay. The Delta has 1,000 miles of waterways and covers over 738,000 acres. The whole thing is a monsterous estuary that supports a ridiculous amout of life.

Delta Crawdad's are pissed off and burly

The Delta is home to 52 mammal species, 22 reptile and amphibian species, 225 bird species and 54 fish species.

The most common fish species are striped bass (can be more than 50 lbs), sturgeon (up to 1,798 lbs & 20 feet long!!), catfish, black bass, salmon and American shad. When I swim in the delta, I'm always thinking about those freaky prehistoric sturgeon.

Delta Waterskiing from miles clark on Vimeo.

When I'm at the Delta I love water skiing, swimming, kayaking, bird and animal watching, taking photos, drinking beer, and viciously chilling out. The place completely changes your state of mind and time slows down signifigantly. I have never been anywhere that has a much wildlife as our California Delta. River otters are by far my favorite critters there. They're just always having a blast.

Tule reeds

Learn more about the CA Delta at:

Mt. Diablo and the CA Delta

Vicious chillin'

A little Perch from our crab trap

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