Oh man, I almost forgot about this thread. So glad to see everyone enjoying the pictures. It was frustrating not finding my way across that canyon. There hasn't been a day gone by that I haven't thought about that hike and that lake. I have since found GPS coordinates online to find my way across. During the original hike, I was close.....about a 1/4 mile away from where you actually cross the outlet stream about four miles below the lake. I am making that hike and those golden trout the main priority for next summer.
Anyone that wants the info on the lake and this headwater stream....feel free to PM me. I don't mind giving the info out to regular users of the forum. The lake is already well known but the grueling nature of the hike keeps the crowds at bay and the fishing fantastic. The hike is for serious hikers and anglers only and no stock can make it, not even llamas or pack goats. A local even told me one hiker he knew had to carry his dog some of the way.
The other lakes high above the headwater stream I fished are stocked with rainbows and Yellowstone cutts. And the fish I caught showed characteristics of both trout.
This is what you must cross to continue up the golden trout lake drainage
More beautiful scenery of the stream I fished
burning down a big fire to make cooking coals
Here I am mis-timing the delay on the camera early in the morning