Here is a couple more of those huge granite outcroppings that are everywhere in Yosemite.
I forgot to mention the idiots that are in the park. We came upon one of those parking places where there are a million cars parked and people are walking across the street in droves. In fact, there were two young ladies crossing the road and were so oblivious to what was going on that I beeped the horn at them not once, but three times and when they finally realized that there were cars on the road, looked at us as if it was our fault we were on the road. Idiots.
Mike (Troutrageous!) The previous pictures were for you. I hope you enjoyed.
Now, it's Sunday and I still wanted to do something else as long as we were in the area anyway so I asked the young lady at check-in about places we could go. She suggested Columbia State Park (we were just there), Jamestown Rail Museum (we were just there), Moccasin Creek fish hatchery (I asked if I could fish there? She said no). OK we'll pass on that one. Then she suggested Rainbow Pool and Rainbow Falls at the green bridge. Can you fish there? She said they stock once in a while.
Dave (Bay Area Backwaters) you might know this place. It's on the South Fork of the Tuolumne River. We passed over this place on the way to the park on Saturday and it peaked my attention on just a drive by. Away we went.
When we got to the parking lot, there were several people walking around with fly rods and spinning rods in hand going here and there. I asked if anyone caught any fish and was told that one guy had caught three.
We walked down to the river and it looked very fishy. The first picture is actually the pool above the Falls, but very easy access for a Geezer. They provided cement steps and everything. We went back to the truck and got my gear. I chose to bring "3" along instead of a big river rod hoping that the Merced would not be as blown out as it was. Also I've never caught a trout on "3" that I can remember, but if I've forgotten, let me know. I'm old after all and have those "Senior Moments". They seem to be coming more often as the days go by.
|Pool above the falls|
|Look closely, your eyesight is going.|
|Follow the fly and pay attention|
|Caddis Pupa Brown size 10|
|Hot Dog a fish.|
|The pool from the bridge|
|Fished under this bridge|
|The river further down the canyon.|
|The "green" bridge|
|Just some flowers|
|From the vista point.|
Mean while a little fishing locally and a lot of painting in the house along with mucho weed pulling. I made the mistake of letting the California Poppies go wild and they are literally all over the hill behind the house.
See you tomorrow for the Trout Pond report.