Diamond Lake Backpack Trip

This past weekend, my buddy Chris and I backpacked in to Diamond Lake, located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area west of Boulder, Colorado. We planned on a short overnight trip to take in the beauty and fishing at this high alpine lake located near 10,800 (sub-alpine by Colorado terms). We’ve been there before, about 6 years ago and about a month earlier in the summer. Checking the weather reports, we learned that we’d be camping without campfires in about 34 degrees (in August!), so we were prepared for a little chill both at camp and out on the water in our belly-boats.


A 4-Image Stitch of Diamond Lake Looking North

A 4-Image Stitch of Diamond Lake Looking North (click to view larger)


Long story boring, we ended up having a great time, catching a ton of Cutthroats and some hybrid trout that looked a lot like California’s native Golden Trout, in the range of 8-14 inches, on Adams and BWO dry flies, and olive green woolley buggers.

Here are a few images that I managed to capture while not fishing.


Arriving at Diamond Lake

Arriving at Diamond Lake


A small lakeside pool reflecting the setting sun off of the skirt of Mount Jasper

A small lakeside pool reflecting the setting sun off of the skirt of Mount Jasper


More images to come….


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