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Do Not Hike Down The Snaring


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Here's a few more pictures. This is another of Harvey Lake.

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Flyfishing went like this for me. First place that looked fishy I cast out a big dry fly, I think a chernobyl ant. I waited patiently until a big rainbow emerged from the depths and then promptly broke me off. Then nothing for a while and then I watched as two fish cruised together in the shallows and I caught the smaller one. Unfortunately at the lake, you are very limited in back casting over much of the lake. I did okay flyfishing but would have loved to have fished it at a few select spots in the evening. Not really a destination you're going to bring a float tube to. There were definitely spots around the lake that you could flyfish quite easily. Here's the exit stream before it turns into a tight canyon with waterfalls. You could not help but catch a fish here every cast but they were all small. Good to see I suppose in an self-reproducing lake.

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So I walked around the lake, doing some flyfishing, some spin fishing. I was a bit curious about this scat, more because of the color. If it was black, I would assume it was bear and it likely is but the color threw me off. Any Scat ID'ers out there? p1010064ic8.jpg

Hiking down the snaring (remember not a good idea) there are some real cliff sections. By cliff sections, I mean you have to climb way up and around and then way down to go like a couple hundred meters. Here's a couple of them looking down. Yes there are more than one of them.

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While you are hiking up above the cliffs, you may as well climb over a few trees. They were endless it seemed.

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This is a good example of a cliff we decided to wade/swim. Didn't do this to the last day, I would actually make that choice again given the other option.

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Lesson learned, will not hike down the Snaring again.

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Awesome story and great pics Hiketofish. Your scat is that of a bear. It's just a little old and from the spring/early summer, when the bears are eating hedysarum and other vegetation to clean out the colon after a hard winters rest

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