Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day... Praise to the USA!

A familiar look at the Tetons on this historic day reminds me how blessed we all are and fortunate to live in such an amazing period of US & World history despite the overwhelming negative news on a daily basis. The challenges ahead are enormous but this great land and people will prevail.

On a lighter note, a recent high pressure has settled in the entire west and for now, snow is not the weather news. Our snowpack is very good for now, holding at over 100% of normal, and it looks like, at the very least, we will have an average runoff, which should dawn another fantastic season. On the horizon, I am planning a day trip to the HF in Idaho for some peace and quite time on a great winter venue.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Keeping an eye on Temps!

As we are seeing our first January thaw, I am beginning to contemplate some winter angling. So far the winter is producing good/excellent skiing yet the dangers in the backcountry remain high and risky on many aspects in the higher elevations. Therefore, I hope to have an opportunity to go visit some of my favorite winter lies over the next couple weeks and enjoy a peaceful day on the water. This is a good friend and fellow guide, Dave Smith with a gorgeous brown we bumped into in Febuary of 2007.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Welcome 2009!

For me 2008 will go down as a banner year... a year filled with family, prosperity, health, bountiful snow and beautiful trout! I thank everyone who contributed to a fantastic guide season and hope, despite the economic situation, everyone may find time to get outdoors and enjoy a lake or river with a fly rod or a powder snow covered slope with your favorite freinds, those moments on the water and in the mountains can cleanse the soul of our world's many troubles. Wishing all a Happy 2009!