The latest outdoor adventure to sweep mountain towns across the lower 48 involves goofy, over-sized surf boards called Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP). Upon first glance they look awkward and you might wonder why people are so fired up to get out on them. But then you go for a paddle on Lake Champlain, Jackson Lake, or Lake Tahoe and it starts to make sense. If you live in a mountain community chances are you’re going to have a large body of water in the area. You’re also more likely to have multiple rivers, lakes, and streams of smaller stature, but all can be floated with an SUP. It turns out, in addition to all the other  activities mountain people have at their fingertips SUP’ing fits right in. I’ve actually found thee more you do it, the more you start looking to fit it into your routine.

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