Well, just another day on my personal roller coaster ride to work.
Ohh, just enjoying the "I'm not cold" time of Idaho weather.
A short period followed by "Dang, it's hot" At 6000 feet+, the sun get intense, and then "sucking shade" is the norm. Thunderstorms will form around noon, with rain, hail, and lightning. And of course, fires.
We have had one fire already, up by Redfish Lake.
I came over the hill the next morning expecting to find a valley of smoke,but the fire had been suppressed and blue skies prevailed. :C)
Otherwise, back up a creek with this side project going on.
Now here's a nice little jaunt over the pass into the headwaters of the Salmon River. The plan for today was to meet Ben in Stanley.
We would then go farther down river to fish for Steelhead.
Ben has been a rafting and fishing guide on the Salmon,
so he had a spot in mind he wanted to fish.
It turned out fruitful in the first hour, which is amazing as the typical amount of hours fished for a single Steelhead can be in the dozens.
(and Ben shouts to his father who was fishing upstream from us)
Traveling back upstream after a couple more hours in that spot, we stopped at Yankee Fork, and the Sunbeam Dam . Or what's left of it.
We watched the dozens of anglers all crowding
what they think is the best spot for a catch. That's called combat fishing.
We then cruised back to Stanley where Mr Steelhead got filleted, and we had a fish fry with the Sawtooth Mt Range looking over us.