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When in Rome (tR)

Started by Dee-Vo, May 08, 2018, 23:45:17 PM

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Dee-Vo

May 08, 2018, 23:45:17 PM Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 12:33:01 PM by Dee-Vo
This is a popular hotspot. Figured, why the hell not?

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Endless dirt roads. For days....

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Pea family.

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Bramble.

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A quick plan was devised. Studying a map, I made some decisions. Chose a road, a trail, a creek, and busted ass. It's always comforting when you see "MOST DIFFICULT" beside the trail you chose. Fun. Much of the trail was grown up. Bear scat and logs that had been scooted around for foraging made their presence a sure thing. I mean it is a sanctuary after all.

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Highland Doghobble.

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What is this flower? I'm stumped.

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Did I mention the steepness in here?

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I see different shades of plants like these. Suggestions?

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Would be a great place for a camp. Ya think?

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I reached the water — finally. A most gorgeous and rugged place. One of the prettier areas I've fished.

Sunny and clear water. "This will be tough," I thought.

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Not as tough as I expected. Second drift and a I lose a fat fish. A few casts later and I miss the same fish. A couple casts later I put a brown in the net. Not the same fish.

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Brown town and nothing but. No rainbows — believe it. Browns were nailed regularly for the next few hours.

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Crossed paths with three snakes. Watery type.

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A larger one.

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Lunch.

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Huge pool. Missed three takes here. No slouches swimming in there. Fast rejections.

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A man could spend forever fishing here. Water and more water. I was not wanting to leave. The lengthy drive and hike weighed on my mind. I made a deal with myself. I'd fish one more hole. I pulled two more browns out of it.

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Hiking out. Pink Lady Slipper.

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Wish I had a better zoom. A male and female towhee were playing about in the brush here. Hard to see. Male was strikingly handsome.

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Striped cattle?

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Took FOREVER to get back home. Miles wasted and the GPS gave me the finger multiple times. No roads where it showed them to be. Other times roads dead ended out of the blue. Got gas and blazed it back to the fort. A LONG outing today. Loved it.

So much water here. I'll be back. An excellent place for a group camp and fish thingy. Let's get it together.

Until next time. Peace.  :banana072:


rbphoto

"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben
"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Al

Good TR - Almost as good as being there (all without the ache in my legs)   bd;0 'c; bd;0 'c; bd;0 'c; bd;0

Thanks for sharing.


Dougfish

Big water.  'c;

From the top:

Pea family, not BH.

Bramble, not Thimbleweed which is solitary.

Doghobble, check.

Fringed Polygala. Kinda rare.

Need a flower.

Browns, check.  ;D

Lady Slipper, check.

Belted Galloways.

0:0

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Big J

I was all excited to say that wasn't bleeding heart. Doug beat me. Good looking water and fish


Yallerhammer

Hell yeah!  'c;

I've only seen that Polygala/gay wings growing in a couple spots in my life. Good find! Nice fish, great scenery, helluva hike there.

I've always called those "oreo cows."  ;D

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dee-Vo

May 09, 2018, 08:35:16 AM #6 Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 09:10:53 AM by Dee-Vo
Quote from: Dougfish on May 09, 2018, 07:06:03 AM

Big water.  'c;
From the top:
Pea family, not BH.
Bramble, not Thimbleweed which is solitary.
Doghobble, check.
Fringed Polygala. Kinda rare.
Need a flower.
Browns, check.  [emoji1]
Lady Slipper, check.
Belted Galloways.
0:0

Quote from: Yallerhammer on May 09, 2018, 08:11:47 AM

Hell yeah!  'c;

I've only seen that Polygala/gay wings growing in a couple spots in my life. Good find! Nice fish, great scenery, helluva hike there.

I've always called those "oreo cows."  [emoji1]

Quote from: Big J on May 09, 2018, 07:32:07 AM

I was all excited to say that wasn’t bleeding heart. Doug beat me. Good looking water and fish

I've never seen cows like that.

My flower skills are lacking big time. I'm coming along with it. Much abliged on the constant help with this.  d:b

Now to see if I'm covered in poison oak/ivy again. Trying to shortcut back to the trail that I just "knew" was there landed me in a see of fern and poisonous greenery.  [emoji50]

Also, at midnight or so when I posted this report I was so worn out that my ID skills were even worse than normal for wildflowers. Left the house at 6:45 am and got home at 8:15 pm. A long trip.


Dougfish

Quote from: Yallerhammer on May 09, 2018, 08:11:47 AM

Hell yeah!  'c;

I've only seen that Polygala/gay wings growing in a couple spots in my life. Good find! Nice fish, great scenery, helluva hike there.

I've always called those "oreo cows."  ;D

Nature has a sense of humor. Gay Wings was so elusive for me. I had never seen it in the wild. Then one day I stepped out of a swift stream and I was standing in a big patch of it. I just about had a big O.

On another occasion, I arrived at the parking area of a popular stream/trail at the right time. I had been there numerous times. That day, Polygala and Yellow Lady Slippers were blooming right beside my car!

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"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

sanjuanwormhatch


Native Fisher

Quote from: Dee-Vo on May 09, 2018, 08:35:16 AM

I've never seen cows like that.

Belted Galloways - beef cattle,   I have seen them around here and up in Pennsylvania.

Beetle

Nice one Dee-Vo.    Love the Belties!     'c;


Onslow

Always a thrill to find good lovin in a strange land.  Awesome.


Yallerhammer

A rich guy a couple miles up the road from me has a ranch where he has some of those Galloways, and a big herd of very cool-looking Scottish Highland cattle that look like big fuzzy yaks, and a herd of buffalo and some of those African Watusi cattle that are very funky looking. He also has some camels.

Scottish Highland cattle and Watusi cattle:

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dee-Vo

Quote from: Onslow on May 09, 2018, 21:05:17 PM

Always a thrill to find good lovin in a strange land.  Awesome.

This land here is fruitful and seemingly never ending. Much work to be done to cover these flows.

Did you see those "bee-buckets?" Interesting. Is that another way besides bee-boxes, I guess? Those were on the "organic farm" property.


itieuglyflies

Great report.....liked it all except the healthy lunch



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