Rocky Mountain Road Trip - Summer 2022

Advanced Party Reconnaissance (Craig & Tracey - GTNP and RMNP)

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Craig and Gabe.
Tracy with Bow on Big-T
Cutthroat on Snake River

Colorado (Estes Park / RMNP / South Platte near Fairplay)

Will and Don at Waterdale Ranch outside Estes Park.  Photo - Don Doherty
Don with Rainbow at Waterdale.  Photo by Don Doherty.
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Mountain Goats on road to Estes Park (Photo by Frank Martin)
Hiking in to the Big-T (RMNP)
Don casting at the Slam Run (Big-T)
A Big-T Brown
Big-T Greenback
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Don and Frank on Loch Vale Trail.
Don and Lars on the way to Loch Vale.
The Loch Vale Trail.
Jeff rigging up next to a snow bank (Loch Vale ponds).
Loch Vale Pond
Netting a Loch Vale Greenback
Will's greenback at Loch Vale.
Loch Vale.
The price of admission: Lost Toe Nails.
The Greenback Cutthroat.
Don with his catch on Tomahawk SWA, outside Fairplay.
Luxury accommodations at Moraine Campground (RMNP)
Catch & Release.
Alma SWA beaver ponds.
Gourmet Dining.
Alma SWA Brookie.

Yellowstone National Park

Welcome to Yellowstone.
Hiking in to Cascade Lake
Cascade Lake
Casting among swans.
Yellowstone cutthroat at Cascade Lake.
Upper Yellowstone.  Beautiful water, but no fish that morning.
Gibbons Meadow.
A stealthy approach or praying to catch fish?  Gibbons Meadow.
More gourmet meals.  Lunch at the Gibbons Meadows pic-nic area.
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More Luxury Accommadations.
Elk crossing the Madison near the campground.
Mama and Cubs.  Just north of Norris.
At the Slough Creek Trailhead.
Hiking in to Slough Creek campsite.
Slough Creek - First Meadow.
On Slough Creek Trail.
Loaded down on Slough Creek Trail - Worth every step.
Slough Creek at the 2S1 camp site.  Photo by the Trout Bandit.
Home, Sweet 2S1 Home.
Waiting on Dinner.  Too tired to fish?
Interesting camp site exterior design.  Left by ?
And some YS Cutties.
A Cuttie in the Clouds.
Preparing the Creme Brulee for dessert.
Gregg's Cuttie.  Photo by the Trout Bandit.
Sandhill Cranes.  Nature's alarm clock.
Hiking Out of Camp - Slough Creek 2S1.
Max - one of the rescue bears

Southwest Montana near Ennis

Metal Welcome Sign
VRBO outside Ennis.  Very nice.  We missed being in the tents.
On the Madison River.
Boats waiting to launch on the Madison.
The Ennis leg group ready to float the Madison.
A Madison River Brown.  Photo by the Trout Bandit.
O'Dell's Spring Creek in Ennis.
Frank on Spring Creek
A Spring Creek Hook Up.
If Ms Moose wants the run, Ms Moose gets the run.
I'm done - you guys can fish now.
Fast Boat to Big Fish - Hebgen Lake
Hooked Up at Hebgen
Floating the Hebgen
Pulling in another Hebgen monster.
Hebgen Fish.
Jeff with Big Bow
Lars Brown 3
Bison with hiker stickers