There is nothing like being surrounded by mountains, blue sky and open land as far as you can see. Fishing in Gardner's Hole makes for a near perfect day. We hiked in a few miles before changing into our fishing shoes and set off to see if the fish were biting. They were. We each caught quite a few brook trout as we followed the snaking Gardner River. The only company we had, beside the fish, were several elk, a prairie dog and a very special visitor - a bald eagle. As we were hiking out, a beautiful bald eagle circled overhead as if to see us off after a good day of fishing.
|Our spot for changing out of our wet fishing shoes and into dry ones to hike out. We hiked a total of about 5 miles.|
|Doug in action.|
|One of many brookies that I caught. Yes, the water was cold but after awhile you don't notice it - especially if the fish are biting.|
|A line from a favorite song - "It's good for the soul when there's not a soul in sight". So beautiful and peaceful!|