We saw a few hunters on the way including a golden eagle that was helping itself to some road kill! The thermometer kept going up at the top of each hill and then plunged to below zero in the valleys. The more west we headed, the roads became quite slick and in several places, snow covered.
We finally arrived at our destination. We bundled up and headed down a side road. The road was frozen, snowy and extremely slippery. We worked our way down to the river. It was crystal clear and in great shape!
Karen and I nymphed for most of our day with flashbacks, evil weevils, CDC Red Tags and Wiggle Worms. They all worked at some point during the day! The wind came up and eventually so did the temperature! We did see the odd sporadic rise but nothing consistent!
The fly fishing slowed at 3 ish so we called it a day. Besides, we wanted to drive home in the daylight! We had a great day. We caught lots of cutts. We did have the river to ourselves.
The drive to the black top was slow. We were glad we had four wheel drive today.