A couple years ago I started to learn to ride horses and at the end of the summer (late August) the guy that was teaching me offered to take me up into the Wind River Range with his grandson and the grandson's best friend. This was the year we had all the smoke in the air from all the fires in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. We left Spring Creek Park trail head a little after noon and didn't get to Sauerkraut lakes until a little after 7 pm, needless to say the kids and I were pretty tired, but what a wonderful experience.
Packing into camp on the first day:
Sauerkraut lake, I believe this is the lower lake where we setup camp, lots of grass for the horses to graze on:
The outflow at the upper lake:
A beautiful back country Cutthroat:
Upper Sauerkraut lake and one of the kids with a fly rod:
Another nice Cuttie. I think we must have caught around 50 fish between us and it was all on small dry flies as the wx was absolutely perfect with very little wind which made for some pretty exciting fishing to see those cutties come up out of the depths and crush those flies on the surface:
And another one:
Heading over to Elbow lake to try for the elusive Golden trout:
I believe this is one of the little bays at Elbow lake:
Dexter, the guy that owned the horses watched after them while the kids and I tried fishing for Goldens:
The three of us fished for over three hours, mostly throwing wooly buggers and never saw a single fish rise or a fish cruise by and we were on the high rocks along the shore over looking some really nice drop offs.