11 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain • 1 night
This was predominantly a fly fishing mission. My friend Nick just acquired a fly rod and wanted to learn how to flail his arms about, recite some incantations and reel a fish in with it. It was so warm and beautiful that we swam quite a bit too! The fishing was nonexistent where we camped at the confluence of Opal Creek and a side creek at the end of the trail, but the next day we had some luck back toward the trailhead.
Awesome adventure. The water is really high right now which limits the swimming and fishing. The waterslide was a bit scary.