Thursday, July 16, 2015

The High Country is Coming into Shape

Most of the alpine streams are now gin clear and the bugs are popping out into the clear mountain air! Grey and green drakes, small baetis, tan caddis and midges are emerging from the cold snowmelt to dance above the water or cling to the willows at streamside. The bright rainbows, cutthroats and brook trout are hungry and better yet, very naive.

My advice: do what you have to do... play hooky, call in sick, lie to your spouse. Summer in the mountains is brief, what are you waiting for?


  1. Glad I saw this at the end of a day on a Friday, or I would have gotten ZERO work done today. Thanks Scott!

  2. I love these high country streams! How was (is) your trip Erik?