I wasn't in a hurry so I just followed along behind them and about a half mile from Silver Lake (which turned out to be their destination) we came around a curve to find a cow crossing the highway. Fortunately both of us were paying attention because had he hit the cow, I would probably have been right on top of him since we were doing a good 55 mph.
I've been driving up and down this highway for years and this is the first time I've ever seen a "free range" cow near, let alone cross, the highway. And this was no little dairy cow, this baby would probably have gone a good 1500 pounds. But I guess, since it had a bell around it's neck, it could go where it wanted to. Sure would have made a mess out of that Toyota.
OK, on to Caples Lake. We had a little snow high up a week or so ago, but I was surprised to still see some on the ground when I crossed Carson Spur (elevation 7990).
|Snow on Carson Spur|
|The dead tree|
|Snow on Caples|
I moved over to the dam area in search of deeper water and did find some, but none with fish. I spent another hour fishing this area then decided to drive back down the hill to Silver Lake and see if there was any fish left by the day use area.
|The dam area.|
It wasn't long before the first 10 inch Rainbow came to hand and went on the stringer. The second one was this tubbo in the picture below. Yes, that is 16 inches.
So the day wasn't a complete waste. I brought 3 home for Bob and left one in Caples. Maybe it'll be a holdover next spring and a few inches bigger.
I guess that's it. Missed the cow, caught a couple fish, and believe it or not, got a little sun burn.
Till next time.