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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Backyard Robin

I got tired of looking at the computer this weekend and ventured out back on Saturday to see how our Peonies, Roses and vegetable garden were fairing with all this afternoon rain we’ve been getting. The Peonies have lots of buds, but only one bloom as of today, the Roses are budding up like mad, and the garden seems to be enjoying the moisture as well. While out looking for things to shoot, this curious Robin was out following me around the backyard. I don’t know if s/he was trying to keep me from their nest (I haven’t located the yearly Robin’s nest yet) or just out hunting for worms in the grass. But he sure was curious what I was doing with this black camera in my hands…


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