Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Wilken, Jul 6, 2009.
great report and great pics! glad to see spuds mckenzie is alive and well.
Alpine lakes are the best.
Great report and great pics. My wife had a Bull Terrier several years back. They are great dogs.
What was the name of that lake? I missed it in your TR.
Good catch Allison, I had failed to connect those dots.
If it's ten miles in and holds four species including Bulls, there's a pretty good chance it's Waptus, but I'm sure he will tell us, because information on what high lakes have what fish in them should be dispersed as far and wide as possible, according to the author. Sure looks like Wappie from the picture.
Irony is that Wappie's so big and deep that it would be tough to fish it out.
Smart dog...prefers fish to snuff!
So, lemme get this straight... this time he doesn't name the lake, either for personal preference or because he realized others disapprove of that. Then Allison goes ahead and names it out of spite?
You sure proved your point Allison, way to take the high road.
If I've misunderstood then by all means correct me, but it sure seems tough to take you seriously if you really just named the lake out of spite.
We should give a loud and long thanks to the Trailblazers for hoofing those trout in. It's hot, sweaty work and done by volunteers.
Do you have some specific information stating the reason bull trout are ESA listed in some waters is a direct result of over fishing?
I didn't do it out of spite. Spite is so not in my nature. Waptus Lake is 246 acres big, very deep, 10+ miles from the TH (actually I thought the main way in was missing a key bridge), and it's good that people know it has Bulls in it so they ID very carefully IMO.
I did think it was pretty damn funny that the OP was not naming the lake given his proclivity elsewhere on this forum for attacking people for wanting to keep impacts negligable on small lakes with tender riparian areas.
All the bitching on here is making my riparian area tender.
Alpine lakes are great, but in this heat I'm not even hiking my ass out to the mailbox.
I didn't know you can have campfires anymore in the high lakes. Must be in National Forest eh? No burn ban yet? Wholly smokes! Scares the shit out of me. Be careful Wilken. I use a cookstove. Usually places that allow campfires seem to get trashed out pretty good, there isn't wood around, and trees end up getting cut. Is that the case there?
No fires above 4K west of the Crest, 5K east of the Crest in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. That lake is at 2900-something. I tend to avoid having fires too, it's a lotta impact.
The area around that lake is pretty beat up. Lotta big horse camps, etc.
There is nothing like sharing a trail with horses. Gotta love scrambling up some hill in 80+ degrees and then maneging to step in horse crap (sometimes slipping and then falling into it). :beathead:
Why don't the riders have to clean up the horse crap, like the folks with dogs? Isn't it "unatural" or something?
10 miles in this weather, yikes. Nice looking lake, but I'm too lazy to do it in this heat. I stick to something that I can fish by just sitting in the AC of my car
I don't know how unatural it is, but horses do seem to have a bigger impact on trails than dogs do. Off leash or on leash, dogs shouldn't be banned from trails and National Parks if horses are permitted. Responsible ownership of either should be enforced and negligence punished.
Very well known easy hike lake that has had national exposure in at least one magazine. Nobody's going to fish it out and mentioning bulls will only further enlighten those who can't tell them from brookies. No big deal. Trailblazers have done all of us who love fishing high lakes a great service...and it aint easy.