Had a few hours to kill today and decided to sleuth out the location of Enos Bradner's "Cutthroat Meadows". He wrote fondly in Northwest Angling and in his newspaper columns of catching large cutthroat and occasionally silver salmon and steelhead in a 30 acre walk in pond in the western cascades. Bradner was cagey about the pond's location but late in life he revealed that it was the Johnson-Dean Millpond outside of Granite Falls. You can reach what's left of the pond by a 30 minute walk on a timber road. Good things don't always last. The dam has washed out and the pond no longer exists. Am sure there are cutts in the creek. I saw rising fish in Mud Lake about another half hour's walk upstream. Thought a few pics of the hallowed ground would interest the angling history buffs among you. The first picture is a view of a tiny pool at the foot of the old dam. The second picture is a view of what used to be the pond and is now a meadow.