June 23, 2016

Revett Lake Trail

The last destination of our fishing outing was a trail to Revett Lake.  A very pretty trail.  Those who know me know I’ve quit hills.  My beloved Father-in-law promised this was a level path.  I wouldn’t exactly call it level myself (and I don’t think my M-I-L either!), but it was BEAUTIFUL and interesting and well worth the [minor] incline.

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June 22, 2016

A Creek Runs Through It …

Specifically, Prichard Creek; and specifically, through the Idaho panhandle.  Mode of fishing: fly.  Type of fish: trout.

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Pick a fly, any fly.

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Note those fancy $5 polarized shades Big Dude procured at the shop where he got his fishing license.  By the end of the day, he upgraded to a sweet pair of Maui Jim’s he found abandoned on a creek log.

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Papa fished far, far away from Big & Little Dude.  He must have thought they’d scare away his fish.  He was probably right.

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Little Dude snagged his line somewhere on the opposite shore and passed it on to Big Dude to “fix”.

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“Fixing” required getting a little wet.

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Nana, meanwhile, found a really nice couch.  With a really nice view.

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Final Tally
Papa: 2 fish
Big Dude: 1 nibble
Little Dude: none fish this trip

We continued exploring a little ways down the River: behold the tiny town of Murray…

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We joked that this would be our fixer-upper summer property …

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Next up: our Revett Lake Trail Hike…

June 21, 2016

Hello, Spokane…

Hello, Grand Canyon on the way to Spokane (via Phoenix)…

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Goodbye, Grand Canyon, and hello red hills of Utah…

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Hello, dry desert…

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Hello mountains with snow on the ridges …

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Hello, green farmland …

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Hello, Spokane.  And cousins.  And funny stuff on tv (The Carbonaro Effect, if you wanted to know).

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Hello pretty flora and fauna of Lincoln Park …

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Hello enchanted garden full of flower splendor and nearly ripe raspberries …

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(where’s Waldo?)

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Hello, Papa and Nana, who diligently & excellently tend enchanted garden …

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Next post: our fishing trip and hike on Revett Lake Trail …