Took a break from fishing and took the girls hiking up a mountain with a fire tower on it. The deer flies were pretty annoying despite the heavy dose of repellent. Once we were up on the fire tower the strong winds made for a very pleasant candy bar and water snack and then back down to the trail head. We did cross a nice looking brook but I didn't have the heart to ask the girls to wait there as "bug bait" while I checked to see if anyone was home. Here are some views from the fire tower.
|View towards home base|
One of dozen's of Mud Lakes in the area. The local guides would name the ponds Mud Lake to deter other guides from fishing them
July 7, 2011
I got up early again to more carefully explore two brooks I had visited on Monday. Today, I would drive up some old logging roads further into the mountains to see if these brooks had some interesting water with some local residents at home.
The first brook had some interesting looking water a ways up so I looked for a spot to pull the truck off the single lane dirt logging road. This brook had a lot of waist high grass and brush along the bank suggesting that during spring the brook is considerably wider. I was soaking wet within a few minutes from trudging through the damp grass but I did find an interesting riffle/bend/pool combination. Unfortunately nobody was home. This was the case with several other promising spots I found along this brook.
|Nobody's home ???|
July 8, 2011
Best day out of the entire week - details to follow