A Handful of Everything

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A Handful of Everything

Post by upshitscreek » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:03 pm

[report]I hadn't been on the trail for a few minutes when another backpacker fly guy passes me coming the other way.

"The upper lake lake is still frozen solid. I skipped the lower lake though. Don't know about that one."

Well, lower lake it is then. I've got a book, camera and scenery to keep me entertained if it's a bust for fishing.

I did want to get a fish on a high lake this weekend to start off the backcountry season though....




On the drive down, I stopped in to check a spot for moose. A good start.
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Moose, meet a duck...
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Woke up to aspen stands.
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Over the first ridge, it looked promising despite the warning from the fisherman I passed a ways back.
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That all went to shit about right here. Postholing and snow for the last mile or so up to the lake. It's excellent crowd control though. No previous tracks from this year yet. I'll take it and it's all part of the masochistic fun of backcountry water.

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Hell yeah... some open water.

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If you look real close....

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Kind of looks like a bird head, eh?

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The next morning the lake had frozen back over abit.

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Some more wildlife on the hike out near a campsite. Probably eating pee dirt for salt.

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Dried out my pruned,cold dang feet and caught up on the Suk back at the trailhead.

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A few hours later, still hanging out below the trailhead at an overlook, the storms are back, it's booming and raining again. The snow is never gonna meltout this year it seems.


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Ah well, fuck it... I caught some fish. :cool[/report]
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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by johnbmadwis » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:14 pm

I told you I wanted to borrow your photo skills for a bit. Really great shots. Thanks.

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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by The Po Thead » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:48 pm

Oh fuck ya, that area looks beautiful.

Incredible shots man.
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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by comescrashing » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:54 pm

That was fucking incredible

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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by kish » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:12 pm

Wow. What a trip.
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Post by SLSS » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:29 pm

BEautiful stuff, UP. Gorgeous country so well captured.
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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by Bigguy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:40 pm

Shit fire! Damned fine photography!

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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by flatscaster » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:44 pm

That was bad ass
I feel like i been stuck at awesome; for a long time.
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Post by Redchaser » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:49 pm

Fantastic. I love that place, here's a crappy picture of it from mid summer years ago. I always caught tons of stout cutthroat in the creek coming out of the lake. That hike is killer on a fat boy from sea level.
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Post by The Wandering Blues » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:18 pm

[report]Waaaaayyy solid. But, in all the stellar photos, I really dig this shot. Just reeks of adventure.
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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by Average Joe » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:29 pm

That was fantastic, and just what I needed to get me through the upcoming week.

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Re: A Handful of Everything

Post by Kfoxwyo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:38 pm

Two very nice Sunday eve posts, sweetness..
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
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