The Sierra Mountains….

4 Jul

Well last weekend Rob, Ray and Ray’s best friend Spenser went on a 3 day hiking trip to the Sierra’s. This was Rob’s first hiking trip and he said that he had a blast (so did the mosquito’s) and that he will for sure do it again! The highest elevation was 11,400 ft. and they hiked just over 20 miles in the three days.

Some of the pictures below are ones that Spenser sent over so enjoy!

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Here’s the ranger with his gigantic dog..

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Their first site

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The lazy fisher..

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Look at how pretty these little guys are…

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Second site…

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5 Responses to “The Sierra Mountains….”

  1. Jenn July 4, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    Nice pictures. I still can’t believe they hooked fish that small… and I’m not sure that Ranger has a dog… I think you might have photographic proof of a California Yeti… just saying might want to email it to someone.

  2. Ray July 5, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Jenn, the fish are small because they live in a harsh environment. They have very short growing seasons, as many of the lakes are covered with ice until July.

    Its just the nature of high-elevation fishing (though there are a few places that are exceptions to this due to the presence of certain year-round food sources, like freshwater shrimp) in the Sierras.

    But, we use ultralight fly tackle, and its plenty fun (3wt rods, small dry flies, and fine tippets (3lb test))…. plus, while they may be small, we catch tons. Literally, we probably caught 2-3 HUNDRED fish combined in the 3 days, so it was tons of fun, and the fish are beautiful, not stocked trout that come out of a truck.

    The dog was a Labradoodle – and yes, it looked like a yeti.

  3. Rachel July 5, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    Looks absolutely amazing! What an experience!

  4. Mom July 6, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    Those are awesome pictures…what a great experience.I love the very first one…it looks very vintage…loved the one of Rob in his netting…

  5. Andrea July 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    AWESOME! I can relate to that mosquito net hat…when we hiked up there that was my best friend!

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