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Friday, August 14, 2009

Beartooth Mountains - Jasper Lake Trip

We arrived at Jasper Lake by mid afternoon. It was cool, breezy and partly cloudy, making for a comfortable hike. We'd hiked 7 1/2 miles in 4 1/2 hours.

We set up camp on a bluff between Golden and Jasper Lakes. Joe went down to Jasper to filter water for our supper.

After a quick bite, we headed across the lake to the inlet to try our hand at fishing.
Here's a view of our best fishing spot. We tried other spots, but this is where we caught fish. I actually caught one on the first cast.

This is my 15" Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. It went back in the water after this picture. Joe's catch was 16" - also went back in the lake.

The view across the lake at Lonesome Mountain was lovely. The clouds moved out in the evening, and the winds calmed.

Lonesome Mountain at Jasper Lake

As we headed back to camp, it was very calm, and clear. We enjoyed watching the light change the shadows on the granite formations surrounding the lake as the sun went down.Jasper Lake is at 10,150 feet and is 107 feet deep and covers about 55 acres.

1 comment:

YukonRose said...

what a beautiful location and nice fish!