June 22, 2015
The Green River is a major tributary out here.
Last month we saw it near its confluence with the Colorado in Canyonlands National Park.
We visited it last week in Dinosaur National Monument, at the “Gates of Ladore”. The Green was thick and red with silt from feeder creeks. To get to the “Gates” was tough, it is about 100 miles from nowhere including the last 10 down a gravel road. We could only stay for a day as the temps were in the 90’s and the mosquitoes were too glad to have visitors.
In the search for temperate weather we have found an idyllic spot just outside the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. We are at 8,000 ft. so temps are moderate during the day and perfect at night. And guess what, the Green river comes out of Flaming Gorge Reservoir crystal clear and beautiful. I fished yesterday. Very frustrating to see large trout swimming by and not interest in any of my offerings. My only consolation was my fellow fisherman seemed to have no better luck.
Leslie and I had a lesson in forest fires on Saturday. On our way to the lake we saw a small fire next to the road. A half hour later, the road was closed and 50 acres were on fire. We had to drive around the reservoir (150 miles or so) to get back to the Airstream.