With the weather finally feeling like summer and grandparents in town eager to spend some quality time with the kids Kate and I decided to head up to the mountains and do an overnight backpacking trip on the Goose Creek Trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Moving up past the Shafthouse we found numerous trails attempting to negotiate the boulder field. After a couple of dead ends or routes we deemed to be too risky we decided the path dropping about 9ft down using an old log as a makeshift ladder was the best option. Kate was first and scouted ahead. Those brave enough to investigate further are rewarded by the most incredible vista.
Heading back out retracing our steps we went back to our camp site, we grabbed the little fly rods and did some fishing for the resident brook trout.
Kate then refilled the water bottles while I packed up the tent. We wanted to hike back to the beaver pond we had passed on our way in to try to fish it as well as to fish some of the water closer to the trail head which we know from previous trips is loaded with brookies.
Zokas. It was incredible food and very reasonably priced. Aftrer catching and releasing all of those brookies earlier in the day Kate couldn't resist the trout topped with a rhubarb chutney and I went for the Zoka Burger. It was delicious. Great food all the way around - we can't wait to go back!