Weekend Canoe Trip

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So not really hunting related or anything but since we kind of packed like we were backpacking or at least that's what I told the wife... :D
Figured I would share some pics of a little trip the wife and I took to a high mountain lake here in Colorado.

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Heading across the lake - had to take the big canvas tipi because the nest I ordered from BPWD was not ready yet and the wife is NOT into the floor less idea.
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The fishing was not great but we managed to catch a few - 2 of these Rainbows were unlucky enough to end up as dinner.

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Here is a decent Mack the wife caught prolly @ 22" and I hooked into another one the next morning that was closer to 24"
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Like my cutting board? As much as I love my havlon its not much of a filet knife - probably user error though
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Never tried beer battered trout before - man was it tasty! Paired it with some MH Mac and cheese and we were stuffed.
 

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We were treated to a typical and very cool Colorado sunset and between summer solstice and the moon it seemed like never really got dark.
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Picture really does not do justice...
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A cool picture the wife took... The Ol' Dolphin has seen better days but still like to get out with it when we can.
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Had these 2 "little" guys come visit us the next morning. Never saw a mature cow and one of them was sporting some small nubbies so I was assuming they were yearlings but they did seem kinda small. What do you guys think?
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When they first came out of the bushes they were only 10-15 feet from the canoe but they were probably 60-65 yards at this point.
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Working their way along the shore - shortly after this picture a couple pecker heads in an old boat must have spotted them from across the lake because the motored all the way over too us with a old rattley 2 stroke out board and got too close and spooked them up the hill.
 

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Its a good spot but it does get alot of visitors. If you head up north anywhere shoot me a PM and maybe I can point you in the right direction depending on where you are heading.
 

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bbrown, thanks for sharing man!!! I enjoy seeing reports such as these just as much as the hunting ones....keep the reports coming man, looks like a great time!
 
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Thanks guys - the wife and I had a mini mid summer freak out. Cant believe its almost July and we have not done half the crap we wanted to already.
 

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Cool pictures bbrown. I hear you on the mini mid summer freak out. I haven't gotten much done either, seems like summer just started here in ND but feels like its almost over as well.
 
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I guess on the bright side that means its almost fall which is the time of year we all live for...
 
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