Big thanks to Redchaser for the photo posting shortcut. The site did time out a bunch as I was adding files, more attachments only made it worse. It could be shitty connection on my end but fair warning, save your shit before hitting preview or submit...I learned the hard way.
Wanted to get back before the holiday crowd took over so I bailed out of town last Wednesday afternoon. Left the triple digit heat of the valley behind and headed into the hills. A little road construction, a beer stop, setup camp and 2 hours after leaving town I was back in the meadow.
Came across a pair of prehistoric dinosaur chickens. They were not happy with our intrusion.
As we made our way to the water it became clear why they were so pissed off...
Baby dinosaur chicken did its best dsfk impression.
Good to see the lake full.
It didn't take long to get on the board
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Lots of snow melt still coming into the lake, with no dry land to hang out on I took the god up into the meadow to stop his teeth from chattering. He claimed a few bushes along the way.
The sun dropped and the wind died.
I packed light (forgot a bunch of shit) so camp was minimal. Tried out the fancy new coozie I got for my birthday, threw a can of chili in the fire and enjoyed the cool mountain air. I got the inflatable God bed pumped up and called it a night.
Mornings up here are hit or miss but I found a few
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The afternoon wind started to kick up so I rowed over to a spot where I wouldn't have to haul the boat too far. Took a walk back to the truck and enjoyed the view.
Had some daylight to kill, found some shade and took a siesta.
Met up with one of the crew. Couple other buddies were a couple miles away fishing another drainage. They were all working near by the next day and drove up early to get an evening in.
Evening breeze picked up and took all the bugs off the water and the fish disappeared. After an hour without a sign of life I called it a day. Got on the road, dodged a few Bambi's and watched the temperature rise as I made my way down the hill. Till next time...