The Thread Built from Stoke

Swimmy

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Got in a big one today.

Driving in

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Hope he got him a big one

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The goal was to hike to a lake, catch a fish, then bag the peak.

This is looking back down the trail. The hiked follows a creek through the forests. As you begin to climb the views open up a bit.

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After 6 miles I got to the lake.

I thought I read that the lake was stocked with cutthroat. But this thing was dead. Lots of bugs on the surface but no risers. It also looked pretty shallow so it might even freeze over.

So I turned my sights to the peak on the left. Also the highest peak in the range at 10,500'

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Love hiking through the high country.

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Some of the locals

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Got to the pass at 10,000'. You can see this isn't much of a climb but more a long hike.

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Summit

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On the way back, stopped and enjoyed the wildflowers.

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16.25 miles, 4000' of elevation, 7 hrs and 15 min car to car. I'm diggin' these big days.

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Swimmy

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Caught a couple nice bows yesterday, one real chunky one on a big, pink dry. Tried again today, but only managed a few small bass. Hooked a really big bass, but .

That is an awesome trout.

But is it common to catch trout and bass in the same stream?
 

cdnred

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Chason

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Awesome trip, looking at your pics made me feel like I was there with you..!! What was your stats on this trip, how many hours top to bottom, elev gain, start time..?
A short hike, at 2 miles up. All the elevation is in the last 3/4 mile at almost 1800 ft. Took 5 hours to get up and back to the truck. Started at 7 30 a.m. and the mosquitoes were all time bad. This was a class 3 scramble with the final 1/8th of a mile fully exposed to the 1800 ft below. Was hard, stomach turning, and so worth the time.
 

cdnred

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A short hike, at 2 miles up. All the elevation is in the last 3/4 mile at almost 1800 ft. Took 5 hours to get up and back to the truck. Started at 7 30 a.m. and the mosquitoes were all time bad. This was a class 3 scramble with the final 1/8th of a mile fully exposed to the 1800 ft below. Was hard, stomach turning, and so worth the time.
Amazing, looking at the pics and the distance it would've appeared to have been a much longer climb. The elevation gain would've been enough to put me down. I've never done a climb of any sort and at 70, I'm beyond trying for health reasons but that climb was very inspirational for me. I think that in all sports, climbing must be near the top for endurance and strength. Thanks again for the great pics of your journey..!! :)
 

Chason

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Amazing, looking at the pics and the distance it would've appeared to have been a much longer climb. The elevation gain would've been enough to put me down. I've never done a climb of any sort and at 70, I'm beyond trying for health reasons but that climb was very inspirational for me. I think that in all sports, climbing must be near the top for endurance and strength. Thanks again for the great pics of your journey..!! :)
Thank you! I chose this as a warm up for some longer summit attempts later in the year. It wiped me out pretty good. But its good conditioning for the coming climbs and hunting season. Always stoked for an adventure!
 

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