Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Waiting for Summer in Durango

I spent a good amount of time in Durango waiting for the summer fishing season to start in Lake City.  This meant that most days I drove down to the San Juan to fish there, but I also got out on Navajo Lake and saw family around Durango.

Near Navajo Reservoir

Practicing with a cast net

Doubled up with a couple of crappie on Navajo

Ellie graduated already?!?

Got to meet this little guy

Durango sunset

Sunday, December 21, 2014

May on the San Juan

After making the drive to Colorado from Utah, I posted up in Durango for a week or so and fished the San Juan a bunch while all the other rivers were at high runoff levels.

Sunset on the San Juan

Fish On!  Kyle made it out for a few days of fishing
But we couldn't make ourselves leave when the sun set

Delusional from too much time on the water?

Another San Juan Sunset


High kicks

One day there were about a thousand swallows flying around eating the millions of midges that were hatching.  This guy got tangled in some fishing line and let me untangle him

It took him a minute to realize he was free to fly away

Swallow hatch: All those dots above the water are tiny birds

The sunsets here are almost always amazing

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mesa Verde

From Utah I headed to Durango, Colorado, and I made a stop at Mesa Verde National Park.  I got there as most of the cliff dwellings closed for the night, but I still got a good overview of the park.

Cool cliffs and arches between Moab and Mesa Verde

Driving up onto the mesa in Mesa Verde National Park

Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde

Looking down the valley from Mesa Verde National Park at sunset

Mesa Verde at sunset