Went for a little paddle on Yellowstone Lake yesterday. Did about 14 miles. Paddled from Sedge Bay past Steam Boat point to the head of the Yellowstone River. They require a permit/AIS inspection. We got our $20 per boat 7 day permits and stickers at Bridge Bay marina the day before. If you go early is better. It seems the wind comes up around noon every day. On our paddle it was minor. We’ve been out there before when the wind gave us white caps, but within our range.
The steam vents at Steam Boat point where interesting one gurgled, one hissed, and one made jet noises. There were other steam vents along the shore but Steam Boat was the biggest.
The haze…likley smoke from the fires out west makes the mountains look like paddling in the Smoky Mountains.
PS…the water away from the shore is cold. Dress appropriately.