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October 16, 2019

My last day on the road started out cloudy, but ended up clear, warm, and sunny. As I was leaving Miller Lake, a hunter told me that some fishermen had been catching good-sized brown and rainbow trout using a “rapella” – a lure about 5” long. I guess the fish are always biting something I don’t have...

October 14, 2019

I put the canoe in early, before the wind came up. A FS ranger was at the dock picking up the last load of garbage and padlocking the trash cans for winter. He told me the water was shut off the week before. The lake was calm.

October 12, 2019

There were empty freshwater clamshells on the riverbed, but I couldn’t find live ones – they were extremely well camouflaged to look just like the little brown stones. In the past, in the Adirondacks, I’ve eaten quite a few freshwater clams on canoe trips, but they were easy to find wherever the riv...

October 11, 2019

Rose from a 2nd night at Fourmile C.G., on the edge of Sky Lakes wilderness, to 30 degrees and a clear, sunny day. The lake was shrouded in morning fog.

October 10, 2019

Less than a mile further on, I came to a junction with the PCT. (Pacific Crest Trail). I followed the PCT south for about 1.5 miles. As I sat on a log sipping some water, a backpacker came along. He was a tall and scraggly redhead.

October 8, 2019

It was morning at Mud Creek C.G. in Fremont NF in the southern Oregon Cascades. No campers or bow hunters had rolled in during the night, so I was still the only one around. It was very quiet, and there was a light mist. I cooked some oatmeal for breakfast, broke camp, and drove back down FS Rd 3615...

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