|Sauvie's Island next to cows|
|Seriously headed for Eastern Oregon|
|Grande Ronde River is Grande|
|Walking in on the Lostine River Trail|
Joining the Dark Side - a gradual slipping and entry into flyfishing.
It was a bit scary to take the kayaks off the truck and head for Dry Eastern Oregon, but our friend Adam had been to ECW 9 times and inspired us to go. We headed out for a 6 night trip with 4 nights in Eagle Cap Wilderness in the far northeast corner of the state. We had never seen much of eastern Oregon at all. We stayed 4 nights at Two Pan and did 2 long day hikes into the Lakes Basin Area. There are 52 named alpine lakes in the Eagle Cap area - and then also Lostine and Wallowa rivers. So I took the opportunity to introduce my self to flyfishing.
|Hoping that Bears don't go higher than this|
|Lakes Basin from Eagle Cap summit|
|World's longest drift.|
|Minam Lake Brook Trout|
|Mirror and Moccasin from Eagle Cap|
Big News: We got to go out to Tillamook Bay area at the beginning of September....
|I panic without my Clippers|
|Mirror Lake after Eagle Cap summit, 13 miles into 20mi hike|
I am very curious about the rainbow / cutthroat cross that results in the Cutbow.
Smaller rivers are low enough this time of year to fish more like a small stream. Neat fish, the Cutthroat, but more eager to hit my spinners than the nymphs - though I did get one on a San Juan Worm.
|NW Oregon Coastal Cutthroat !|
Hoping to get back out in October and do some exploring for salmon in the Sandy and the Clackamas.
My hair is getting long and my beard is pretty much out of control. Apparently Naomi already caught a steelhead. Her hair is shorter than mine.