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Old 09-21-2010, 03:33 AM
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Default Late summer alpine fun, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

I thought I would post a few shots of some of the lakes my wife and I have tried over the last month. These photos are from 3 lakes within 3 miles of each other, and no, I am not telling which lakes .

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Nice fish and beautiful country. Crazy Horse's country. There's a reason he loved it there, and those fish are part of it I'll bet.
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hiplainsdrifter: Thanks for posting a great trip report and the beautiful photos of the area and great looking fish. The BigHorn Mtns are certainly gorgeous. I've been up there a couple times on the bikes, but never fished there. I bet JJ knows those lakes well, it was his old stomping grounds if I remember correctly.

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Great looking fish for sure. I've got a pretty good Idea where you are there but I don't recognize one lake. My alltime favorite was "Solitude". I don't mind saying it online. If someone is adventurous enough to get there...more power to'um. Great pictures and thanks a ton for sharing.
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Some of my favorite kind of fishing. Beautiful places and gorgeous fish. Thanks for the post.
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Yeah buddy! My old stomping grounds too, I miss it. "Solitude" is was one of my favorite too, futuramile. I need to get back up there next year.

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I only wish I could physically trust 46 yo body to get there or any of hundreds of alpine lakes in that 200 square mile area. Even the close ones hiking in from 16 between tensleep and buffalo are tough treks to between 9 and 10k feet elev. It wasn't all that easy when I was young and we hiked in from Hyatville.

I'm not wimpy or out of shape for my age now...I ride and compete in equestrian dressage...practicing three times a week an hour at a time. Builds a good core, but...My lungs are used to the south here. Even those like Larry (living over a mile high) would be pressed I think.

Its for the young <snip> and a few super hardened older humans to hike in...but maybe with age comes funds and maybe a helicopter ride in...hmmmm...I know two guys in Greybull with whirlybirds. I wonder....

Once you get there, the elevation stays inside 1000 feet between lakes and there are hundreds of them.
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Default Re: Late summer alpine fun, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Nice shots of your area Drifter, my wife and I do some walk in fishing here but the going can be pretty tough. It's good to get away for a trek now and then. I must one of those super hardened types that Jonathan is talking about.
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Its for the young I and a few super hardened older humans to hike in...but maybe with age comes funds and maybe a helicopter ride in...hmmmm...I know two guys in Greybull with whirlybirds. I wonder....

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JJ: It might be interesting to see what the heli guys charge, it probably isn't more than 30-45 minutes flight time each way from Greybull. Anyway, something to think about when you decide to come out west fishing.

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Default Re: Late summer alpine fun, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

He he he....Ard.

I don't know about the rest on here, but in my book you've got hardened pair of stones just living where you do. It comes with the territory though. I remember the sheep herders on top of the bighorns during the summer. They were not young (what I could tell behind the gray struck beards). It wasn't alpine, like in the south bighorns, but probably 8k alt.

If you live there and work it...its easier to get to the fish

Still, I might give it a try...just give myself more time to get there and about a week to climb around an try a dozen lakes. I'd be hard pressed to find a better way to die... plus I'd already be at heavens doorstep.
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