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Started by rbphoto, October 11, 2019, 14:13:17 PM
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Quote from: hcrum87hc on October 13, 2019, 20:48:37 PMVery nice! Getting out west to fish is on my to do list in the next 5-10 years once the kids get a little older and not as much of a handful on the wife.
Quote from: Onslow on October 14, 2019, 20:27:28 PMWest is a big place. 5 trips minimum.Trip 1 w/kid: North Rim GC, Mesa Verde, Arches, Bryce, Zion.https://goo.gl/maps/fci41W3hmmxi62JX9 One must drive through here near sunsethttps://goo.gl/maps/mRpPyN1u7x2U2hfV9 One should also drive 128 along the river. This scenic byway is breathtaking. You can also stop, and fish the Colorado if not too high for largemouth and smallies. Need 10 days to really. Grand Canyon area is very pricey, and the South Rim is gay. Kaibab Trip 2 w/kid, some fishing: Fly into Albuquerque, stop by the Pueblo cultural center, explore NM volcanoes, chill with the Pueblo tribes, fish the Rio, head to the San Juans in CO for more fishing. There are many lakes near the divide in the Conejos and Rio headwaters. Seapage lake used to have 15 inch brookies, and bows up to 10 pounds. Ghost lake is also good. There are a couple lakes above Rock lake that are chock full of good brookies. Some of the lower lakes in the area have good cutties. Go to the Rocky Mt. National Park, and hike the high escarpments that are off the charts. Fly home from Denver.Trip 3: Fly into Omaha, and drive the Oregon trail to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Coordinate a pheasant hunt near Scotts Bluff, then hit the wilderness when the aspens. Custer Gallatin is awesome. If doing a 10 day to 2 weeks, a Yellowstone trip should be next on the list. Too may streams in Yellowstone. Forest and Glade creeks look interesting to me. On the way out, camp out on the divide in Shoshone NF with a view of the Grand Teton. Find some cows to camp among so you won't be grizzly snack, and enjoy a million dollar sunrise.Trip 4: Fly into St. Louis, and then drive through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Kansas has the coolest little towns off the beaten path. As of 1993, there was a town that still had dirt roads and town square. Folks parked in the middle of the road in front of the greasy spoon. From there pick up the Lewis and Clark trail route to the headwaters of the Missouri. Time to go fishing. Fly out of Montana back home.Trip 5: Crescent City Cali. Hit the coastal redwood parks, and then fish for seasonal steelhead. Coastal hwy driving!