Thursday, September 17, 2009
BiRaftathon: Bicycling and Rafting as One Event. Could this be YOU next year?!
There are sizeable trout, but I only caught Smallmouth Bass. They are a hoot. Very agressive and great fighters.
This foundation wall is all that's left to mark the spot where over 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred in 1887. Though local folks were indicted, the jury of their peers convicted no one as the Chinese were not valued fully as humans. Sad spot as there was nothing to commemorate it. As if it hadn't ever happened.
Pictograph from ancient peoples. Plant dyes remain; understanding eludes us.
On river, we spotted a Black Bear cub, very reddish in color. Also Eagles, Osprey, Canyon Wrens, Deer, a couple of Western Rattlesnakes.
I scoured, and I mean scoured, the mountains for Big Horn Sheep or Mountain Goats. None. None.
Personally, as much as I love Steelhead fishing on the fly and boy do I love that, I think I dig the BiRaftathon idea the most right now.
Keep it afloat,