We take an annual trip to Joe Wright Reservoir on Cameron Pass to fish for grayling. It’s an important part of the early season, something we do when the rivers on the Front Range are high with runoff.
Silver Dollar Lake
Life in the interstices
Well, we thought it would be iced out.
Lakeside coffee prep
Early season risks
Clouds and wind
Cutthroat trout and Copper Johns
The view from the shore
Looking towards Square Top Mountain.
Frontage roads lead to the best places.
A trip to the top of Clear Creek, below the Continental Divide and Loveland Pass. This day of fishing was honestly terrible, b ut thankfully that’s only part of why I was outside.
Spring comes late and goes quickly.
Where the work happens.
The view to the next pool.
Measuring success, or at least its potential.
There’s a heaven where everything is beaver ponds.
Up by where the continent divides.
The Arkansas River, before runoff. Wind, snow, and brown trout. An annual trip when the flows let us cross at Hecla Junction to fish the length and breadth of Byers Canyon.
Sunrise on mountains.
Clouds, wind, and size 22 baetis.
'Ol 35 at Hecla Junction.
Morning clouds, snow and fog, after a night of rain.