Thursday, May 31, 2007

Day Two - Golden Trout Wilderness

Golden Trout Creek at Big Whitney Meadows. What a creek, even in a dry year.

The not-so-elusive Golden Trout. These guys are endemic to this region and are absolutely beautiful. The fight pretty good too. I caught and released more than thirty of the little dudes.

Golden Trout Creek leaves the meadows and enters a small gorge before reaching Tunnel Meadow.

The old water tower at Tunnel Camp.

Golden Trout Creek Camp with Kern Peak in the background. While sitting here I was watching a small insect flying above the river when a golden trout suddenly torpedoed itself completely clear of the water and snatched the bug out of mid air. Sounds pretty mundane, but it was amazing--totally made my day.

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