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Went down to the Russian River after work on the 3rd for some fly fishing. Fished all night and brought some fresh sockeye salmon for the 4th BBQ. Got home at about 5:30 a.m. and got some sleep before the 4th festivities began. Not a bad way to kick off Independence Day! Here are some photos taken from midnight to 2 a.m.

Well, it was a hell-of-a move north. It was supposed to be a 5 day trip and quickly turned into a 10 day trip. Our route north included these notable (or not so notable) waypoints:

  • Boise, ID (Start)
  • Spokane, WA
  • Lake Louise, AB
  • Jasper, AB
  • Dawson Creek, BC (Start of the Alaska Highway)
  • Semi Truck brake check area (AKA campsite) in the Canadian Oil Sands
  • Watson Lake, YT (4 day layover due to highway closure)
  • Haines Junction, YT
  • Kluane Lake, YT
  • Tok, AK
  • Anchorage, AK (End)

Here are a few photos from our journey…

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Earlier this year I had a ski trip fall through and I ended up not taking a vacation day at work. The weather was fantastic – so good that I decided to go fly fishing on the Owyhee River instead of backcountry skiing for a mental health day. I went fishing with my dog (Moose, who is a Pudelpointer). He was pretty good, but would only stay on the bank for 15 minutes at a time. After that he came crashing into the water looking for whatever was swimming around. Overall a great day in the middle of winter and not a bad week because I got to backcountry ski, mountain bike and fly fish all within 6 days. Oh yeah, I worked a bit in the middle of all that!

Here are some of the photos I snapped on the river:

Pudelpointer pointing
Owyhee River at really low flows
Pudelpointer pointing at a chukar