"I climbed every mountain,
I searched high and low.
I followed every byway,
And every path I did not know.
I climbed every mountain,
I forded every stream.
I followed every rainbow, errr...rock,
But in the end, did I find my dream???"
So, I was ready to head north towards the dam and fish Section A... But, as luck would have it, my friend wanted to fish downstream in Section B. Being the good sport that I am, I gave way to the hopeful face that had a "tip" from another angler at the fly shop nearby. Now, I am not one to doubt other anglers "tips" on what fly is working and what water is most fishable. But, something just told me that this "tip" wasn't...well, should we say "honestly given"??? But, I followed along and was promised that it wasn't that far over the ridge..........and through the woods..........and down the rocky trail. Ugh...ok.
Exhibit A ~ Still smiling and not knowing what was in front of me.
Ahhh...the water that we had left!
Finally... A resting spot. A great view. And no other anglers in sight.
Hmmm... Was there a reason?
Out came a few streamers...
But, soon it was time to head back to the base camp.
And yes, one more time up the mountain, through the woods, and down the rocky trail!
Oh, where is my water bottle? Crap... I left it in the car. Fortunately for me, my buddy was gracious enough to share the one bottle that she had for the last 2 1/2 miles...
We persevered. We conquered. Would I do it again? Hahahaha.
Dusk set in quickly and a long day came to a close.
And as promised, for my great rock climbing and hiking efforts...
I was treated to this, on the way home.
Life is good. (Oh, what's a little grease!)
Next trip out... My pick ~ Upstream!
A Damsel "thank you" to all of my guest writers so far (there are a few more as this is just a quick break in the action for me). And thanks to all who have written to me with love and concern about David. He is progressing nicely and the kidney transplant seems to have been a success! His sister has now returned home to TN. So, back to normal very soon... See you in about a week or so! Enjoy the last few guest posts. We have some great reading for you! = )