Wow. Has it really been almost a year and a half since I had anything to say? That’s just downright pathetic. And depressing. 🙁
I hope to make it up soon, though. In just a few short weeks I’ll be hitting the trail again in a big way. I’m packing and prepping for what I think will be an awesome trip to the Bighorn Crags in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness. The Church is a massive wilderness area and I think it’ll be an absolutely amazing trip.
This will be a very different trip for me. Unlike hiking the AT, after about a 13-mile hike at roughly 8-9K feet we’ll end up at Reflection Lake. That will be our base camp for the remainder of the time. From there we’ll have an assortment of other lakes to hike to and explore. I can hardly wait to break out the fly rod to land some trophy trout.
I fear that this will be a very arduous hike. As a once-in-a-lifetime trip I’ll be carrying both camera and fishing gear which I’d never take on a routine hike. I don’t even want to think about my pack weight. I’ll do my best to keep it down but we’ll see what really happens.
Stay tuned. I’ll be updating more as the preps come together.