Sunday, October 17, 2010

Head East

Met up with scott and pat at 5am. had a longer then normal drive to some new water that scott had gotten some intel on. amongst other things, we (i) forgot to bring my road atlas so we got a little off track, about an 1hr and a 1/2 off track. after stopping at a ranch to ask directions we finally made it to our trail head. well we didn't quite make it to the trailhead with the truck so we parked and walked the mile to it. once at the trailhead we only had about a mile and half of a hike but some of the hike was reportedly over a boulder field. holy crap! this boulder field in some spots, seemed as far as we could see and in some spots it was either boulder hopping or bush wacking. we chose boulder hopping and by the end of the day it had taken it's toll on our bodies. once up to the plateau we came to the 1st of 5 in a series of lakes by the same name, 1 of which supposably gets winter killed so no fish are supposed to be in it. with that in mind, there was only 4 lakes to hit. due to our late start we only managed to hit 3 of the 4, had to pass the 4th one up so as to hopefully get back to the truck by dark, nope. by the time we got to the truck it was complete dark except for the little bit of moonlight that was partially cloud covered. the hike was grueling but the fishing was off the hook for lots of willing brooks. roughly 8-9 miles and approx. 30 fish a piece made for a long and enjoyeable day.


Scott D said...

Hope you are recovered. Awesome hike and trip oh and the fishing wasn't bad either.

Pat said...

My sights are set on the Boulders next year. Who's game!

FlyRx said...

enjoy your blog... I recognize "Head East" and fish it yearly. The drive in has a few muddy places that will make you nervous. I've never gotten stuck, but I haven't been in October either. Usually enough rock to get thru all right.