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.
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.
More images to come….
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Harold, Mark, Bill and I ventured up to Lake Isabelle with our cameras last Sunday to see how the wildflowers were doing. It’s about that time of the year for them to be at peak blossom. But after hiking 6 miles total (3 in, 3 out) and only seeing a fraction of what the hike usually yields, I’d say we were about 2 weeks early. And that makes sense to me, since we had had such a late, cold and very wet spring — I think the high country is still trying to dry out and catch up to its normal season.
Posted in Landscapes and tagged Columbine, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Lake Isabelle, Paintbrush, Pawnee Pass, Prairie Primrose, Shooting Stars, stream, wildflowers by greggl with no comments yet.