Panta Rhei - TR

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Panta Rhei - TR

Post by pxatim » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:21 pm

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Winters last grasp is finally upon us. She has been a bitch though tempting us with sunshine and warmth for extended periods then dumping close to two feet of heavy snow across the state. So what the hell why not enjoy it. I love winter and we have been dealing with below average flows for nearly a year and the fish have suffered. Not only the warm summer water but the low flows and a booming bald eagle resurgence the past 10 years have made them easy pickings. At the time of this post stream levels are above average, reservoirs are full and it's going to be a damn good spring.

Pack it up and pack it in. Roads plowed shut and 12"+ of the heavy stuff on the hike in with knee deep drifts made for slow progress. Putting down the first tracks on the ground had me wishing for snow shoes.

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The extra weight of the beers proved their worth beside the warmth of the fire. As well as a good cigar and a flask of bourbon chilled by a lump of snow. Feeling at peace with the world again it began to snow and I retreated to the tent and the deafening silence of falling snow.

The next morning I woke to this.
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Later that morning a good friend made his way up and brought some much needed libations.
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The day passed quick and it was time to break up camp and hike back out. It felt good to leave them rising. The fish and the streams.
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Post by ironman » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 pm

Lime.

And your right about the season and reservoirs.
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Post by Transylwader » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:48 pm

That's a beauty, barfday boy! Jah praise! :cool
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Post by gankadank » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 pm

Less ticks and snakes. And bare limbs that make the topography pop. And a tent small enough to warm up to a proper heat cone.

Good for you

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yeah; rumspringa came late.... :smile

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Post by augustwest » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:38 pm

very fine, thank you.
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Post by austrotard » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:34 pm

fu-uuuck that for a game of soldiers, mate.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

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Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:29 am

Them eggs loook pretty good.
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Post by pxatim » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 am

B.M. Barrelcooker wrote:Them eggs loook pretty good.
Well they were cooked in bacon fat!

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Post by BigTimber » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:29 am

at first I was all like, shit that looks cold, and then I saw the bacon and eggs and I got all warm inside. Thanks!
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Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:46 am

I'm always game for some Heraclitus...though he knew shit about hard water...
See ya...
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Re: Panta Rhei - TR

Post by fallen513 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:54 am

Pan Teh Raaiiiid
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Re: Panta Rhei - TR

Post by Ruddy Duck » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:10 am

After seeing reports like this, I'd prefer a backpack and tent to a skiff.

The grass is always greener.

Even when it is covered in snow.

Great report.

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