For those who have never done it, the experience of paddling on an alpine lake is something special. Being completely alone on the water in the sanctuary of the mountains is simply liberating. Of course, all good things take hard work. Reaching these remote bodies of water require hiking with an inflatable SUP on your back, but the journey is worth the reward. This trio hiked for three hours in their quest to find a remote paddling opportunity in the Pyrenees Mountains.


Watch: Paddling an alpine gem in Washington.

Dave Kalama spends time relaxing in Mammoth Lakes.