Sally and I drove 3 1/2 hours through the Colorado mountains to the beautiful Arkansas River, the first leg of our spring fishing trip. After setting up camp, we fished for a couple hours, catching one Brown Trout, had Campbell's tomato soup and retired early to ready ourselves for a full day of fishing on the morrow.
Fished the Arkansas morning and night. Spin cast fisherman did well with rubber grubs and crank baits. Fly fishermen did poorly today, some caught on stimulators and caddis dry flys during the midday hatch. Dinner of homemade potato salad and brats grilled on our new portable Weber. Life is good. We will be back! 🌞
Chaco Canyon. So beautiful, so serene and mystical. We took two Ranger hikes today. Chetro Ketl pueblo and Casa Bonito Pueblo. Both were great, but Ranger R. G. Cornucopia was exceptional! Facts, figures, but also created a sympathetic feeling for the ancient Puebloans. Dinner of grilled chicken souvlaki and Moscow Mules for our libation. Beautiful double rainbow as we ate. Hikes planned for tomorrow......
Rainy night, but brilliant sunny, New Mexico morning 🌞.
Driving to the trailhead we strike out on a 5 mile loop hike past ruins of Pueblo Rinconada, up on top of the Mesa to Pueblo Tsin Klitsin, 1,000 ft higher. Elk tracks everywhere, wild flowers in bloom, 65 degrees - perfect!!
Eating lunch in the ruins, we find one 800 year old pottery sherd (which, of course we leave in place).
Dinner with Seaholm High School Buddies Marcy, Steve and Dora Lee at their lovely new house.......🎨