Monday, June 7, 2010

Sheep Mountain Stream Dreams



After sometime looking at topos and satellite images it was determined that making a hump on foot into the wilderness would be a decent way to spend part of the memorial day weekend. The area targeted was definitely deserving of the title "wilderness." A place where road building had been attempted twice, and failed twice. It was pretty rugged. The hike in was a beast, but as with most things, that little bit of extra effort you put in, and pain you may endure, generally leads to better results. In our case it was rewarded with an incredible experience and no doubt lasting memories.
Some hippies, for sure, on the hike in


Spin master couldn't wait to wet his line

It's a yucca, sucka


Super fast lizard




We saw some bighorn sheep (these are females).
Many feared these were extinct from the area.



Chasing them up the cliff

Look at the babies, too


Eventually got to a good campsite and started to feesh, started getting dinks right away



The water looked better than the fish it produced for us


On top of that, there was major photo fail. This one is kind of neat though



This was as far upstream as I got, what an awesome run this was. Missed two solid strikes and then had SOMETHING break me off right next to that big boulder on the right. On this hole, Fish: 1, Fishhunter: 0



Makin' some dinner



Stream-cooled dessert : )



The next morning we got on it bright and early and the feesh were awake



The rainbows were darker colored up this drainage, very cool


Snow melt, straight up








Caught tons of 'bows, lost count between us



The spin master's beast



Came to this pool and the day was getting hot. Fished it and then had to feel it's icy waters for ourselves


!Splash!


Flower in the rock


The water speeding up, dropping fast, into the Narrows