The weather was almost perfect for us. Warm enough we didn't have to worry about anyone getting cold but cool enough no one was getting hot and very little wind to better facilitate dry fly fishing to those very smart trout in the canyon.
Kate and I took turns fishing while the other was playing with the kids. Kate was casting like a pro to the rising trout. This particular little hole has a bunch of fish in it that see a lot of fishermen (a few fisherwomen too) and the water here moves fairly slow giving them plenty of time to inspect your fly to see if happens to have a hook in it. Tricking one of these buggers to eat a hook is tricky business. Kate did a great job making a nice smooth cast and delicate presentation. She was able to trick a few into eating her fly - hooking them and getting them to the net was another story...
This nice Brown gave me a run for my money and Elizabeth enjoyed holding him for a few seconds before we had to release him.
Later Andrew took a little nap in the backpack and gave me the opportunity to fish more.
On our way out we stopped to take a few photos of the canyon. This place is simply spectacular!
After a long day on the river the loaded the kids back into the car for a nap while we drove up to Breckenridge.
We had a great time up there as usual. The kids had a great time in the condo and Kate and I enjoyed the nice escape from our usual routine.
Back in Breckenridge there are some fun rock sculptures with some holes in them making for fun pictures of the kids. Mommy too. I guess I should have jumped in there too!
We had such a wonderful and relaxing time and what a blessing to be able to go up and enjoy the high country for the weekend. We can't wait to get up there again. Hopefully we will make it up there again soon!