Wild moments can mean different things to different paddlers. For some, it's about speed or challenging water. But sometimes, a wild moment can simply bring us closer to nature. It might be as quiet as a rippling stream that flows underfoot, or a silent hawk that soars overhead. The thunk-thunk sound as a sea otter taps a rock against a tasty mussel. Or the spectacle of Sierra snow mirrored in sparkling water. Here are some favorite NorCal Yak "wild" moments from 2011, with links to the original posts.