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A few days sandwiched between the nineties of summer make for glorious hiking and camping conditions.  Rarely can one backpack on a mid sixty degree August afternoon.  Imagine, summer hiking without breaking a sweat, what a luxury.  Such was the weekend past.

And, like my last trip, bugs were a non issue.  Two mosquitos lit on the back of my hand. That's right, two, the entire weekend.  They took too long working up the nerve to bite and consequently were cheerfully squashed.  Like the saying goes, snooze you lose.  Being able to sit outside and in the tent with the screen door unzipped, sans bugs, was ok by me.

A few clouds and showers rolled through during the afternoon and evening.  Barely enough to wet things down.  The peaceful patter of raindrops on the tent fly made for a relaxing night.

And of course, a few nice fish iced the proverbial weekend cake.



























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  1. Les: You always get out-of -town and go "up" when mid summer heat sets in. The Indian Paintbrush pic pretty spectacular; same for that great colorful Cutt.
    bob

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    1. Bob, given the chance, desire and ability, I'll keep heading to the high country for as long as I can. One of these days the novelty of being a pack animal will cease. For now, I still enjoy working for my fish and scenery shots.

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    2. Love those reflections. And nice cutty!

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    3. I'm partial to reflection photos too Jim. Only thing missing is all of the dimples of rising fish. They got going pretty good at dusk.

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  2. Just beautiful. Flower, fish, mountain lake. What an opportunity!

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    1. Thanks Walt, it's a most pretty place. Hope to get out a few more times before (gasp) the snow flies.

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  3. Lester
    A few reasons why I would like to live in your neck of the woods-----early fall with cooler weather eliminating mosquitoes, no humidity, spectacular scenery and abundance of wild trout. Keep posting these great outings, because it gives us a glance into what we are all missing---great post!!

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    1. Bill, actually it was just a couple of comfy days sandwiched between a string of ninety degree ones. Today it's in the low nineties, and we may get close to 100 in the next day or two. It's enough to make me want to get out the maps and look for more prospective high country lakes.

      As for the bugs, I think that I've just been lucky. Most of the places that I've backpacked to have already had extended dry spells. Consequently, the puddles and mosquitos have dried up.

      And, I may have a few more high country posts in the offing.

      Glad you checked in. Keep after those bluegills!

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