Thursday, June 16, 2005

Kevin and IDFG staff weighing a fish. After they were shocked and caught, we set up shop on the bank to measure and weigh the fish before putting them back in the water. Posted by Hello

One of the bigger brownies last night with Chase and Kevin. The largest was 23 1/2 inches-can't wait to catch him. Posted by Hello

This is from electroshocking the creek last night. IDFG brought the boats, etc.; we were just peon labor. Super fun in the dark and ginromous fish. Posted by Hello

"Thhe Joint." There is actually a sign over the door that says that. Kevin, Chase, and my super hot joint in the Picabo Hills. Too bad you can't send gnarly smells over the internet. Posted by Hello

Monday, June 13, 2005

The Sawtooths in Stanley, Idaho, on Sunday evening. When Lewis and Clark saw these, they decided to turn around. Stanley's the coldest town in the Continental U.S. Burrr. Posted by Hello

A little further upstream. Notice the snow banks (too deep for me). With all the snow we determined that the lake was still frozen and turned around after a gruesome hike up. Posted by Hello

Some roaring snowmelt while hiking through waist deep snow ( I was high centered a few times) up to an alpine lake for cutthroats. I'd tell you where it is, but then I'd have to kill you. Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 12, 2005

View to the NW from the Visitor's Center deck. Ketchum is about 30 miles away on the right hand side and Sullivan's Lake (The Shark Tank) is just out of view on the left. Posted by Hello

Stalker Creek. Private water on the preserve. I was out here watering our newly layed wetland sod and moving old willow cuttings Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Sand Hill

So, though I greatly object to digital cameras, I now own one for your viewing pleasure. Now a month into my Idaho excursion, there are lots of things that I want others to see (though I'd prefer a personal visit) and this is the best way for that to happen.

I thought 'The Sand Hill' would be a great title for the blog because it ties together both 0ld and new. Go-go and Popie's ranch in Victoria, Texas, is named The Sand Hill (both sand and cranes) and we've got tons of cranes up here...and trout, and moose, and mule deer, and billions of other birds, and trout, and trout.

On with the show...