Oct 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm #1240111
Brian BarnesBPL Member
Just got back from a late fall fishing trip on the west and east sides of the divide in RMNP. Hammered the brookies in the East Inlet meadows and caught gorgeous (small, but oh the color!) browns and rainbows on the Big T.
Took a hike up to dream lake to find mostly an iced over lake and greenback cutthroats only interested in sleeping in the lake inlet. I took the landscape photos which are below. The other two guys shot pics of the fish (to be posted later). Enjoy!
Stalking brookies in the East Inlet
Trail color above the East Inlet meadows
Our campsite (Lake Verna – 7 miles in, 10,200 feet, 5 inches of snow, serious wind gusts and spindrift)
Lake Verna outlet
Above Lone Pine Lake
Trail color packing out
Looking back at Mt Baldy (Craig)
Longs Peak, Moraine Park, and Elk
Dream Lake (middle left wading angler… brrr)
Hiking out from Dream LakeOct 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm #1534972
Richard NisleyBPL Member
@richard295Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
How did your custom Duomid fabric-inner perform in the storm?Oct 10, 2009 at 1:04 am #1534983
Mark McLauchlinBPL Member
@markmclauchlinLocale: Western Australia
Awesome photos Brian, some beautiful scenery, would be a magical place to hike.
Your fly rod setup also looks nice. I am still trying to work out what gear to get for a beginner but that is also still on the light weight side and will last me a while.
Biggest issue apart from the above is working out where to hike and fish as it doesn’t appear to be a common thing here, much like everything else really.
Good work again,
MarkOct 10, 2009 at 7:29 am #1535015
Nice post. Great selection of photos. Great luck with the conditions, eh?
Generally speaking, and without diminishing the value of the entirety of this site, I particularly enjoy the trip reports forum. I appreciate the opportunity to see pictures and prose of the myriad adventures experienced by this forum's international community.(Including those in Spain,if you're reading, Rog.)
Without local experience or knowledge commenting on all can seem redundant, but to the TRF posters out there, I usually see and appreciate all of them.
Thanks, Brian, for a great example of a few words and pictures revealing the beauty of a particular locale, and communicating some of pleasure that you found in it.Oct 10, 2009 at 9:24 am #1535031
@davecLocale: The West Slope
Awesome pictures and trip! This time of year is my favorite time to fish.Oct 12, 2009 at 10:44 am #1535560
Brian BarnesBPL Member
Richard – The fabric DuoMid insert did well but needs some modifications. I'll post some comments in this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=24538
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