Tim and I decided that this year we would hike into both Rainy Ridge lake and Barnaby Ridge lakes to do our Golden Trout fly fishing for the year.
We decided that since Tim hadn't been to Rainy Ridge lake yet that we would do that hike first just in case. Plus, water levels in area rivers had been high the last few days so we wanted to check the river we needed to cross to get to the trailhead and see if it was passable. If not we would modify our 3 day plan accordingly.
We lucked out and had 3 days of beautiful sunny weather.
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Once we reached the trailhead and started up the mountain we were thoroughly soaked within minutes. It had rained the night before and the bushes we were walking through were still wet. It really put a damper on things. Literally!.
But once we made it to the top of the mountain we were in much better spirits and ready to catch some Golden Trout.
I didn't bring my replacement Blackberry this year and bought a watch.
Tim's Rainbow trout caught on a big dry fly was an added bonus.