I haven’t had much time for quilting this week. It’s one of the busiest times of the year at work. So I thought I would post some pictures from our summer of fly fishing on the “Mountain Loop”. Actually, the Mountain Loop is a 2 lane highway that runs along the South Fork of the Stillaguamish and South Fork of the Sauk Rivers from Granite Falls to Darrington, WA. I first spent time up there in grade school attending Camp Silverton. Those are some of my best and most fond memories of growing up. Every summer the school busses would take us up to the woods for a week where we stayed in A-Frame cabins, hiked, swam, camped out and listened to tales around the campfire every night from a very large man called Tiny. Unfortunately the school district has had to close Camp Silverton due to funding issues. Since this area is less than an hour from where we live, we spend nearly every nice summer weekend day fly fishing up and down the river. We’ve done this for 14 years; this is probably our last summer since we’re moving to another part of the state next year.
Here is my husband making a fine cast in front of the old Camp Silverton site:
This was taken at an area we used to hike called Big 4. Back in the day you could explore huge ice caves at the end of the trail. Nowadays, they are quite dangerous and people are asked to stay out of them.
This is a great spot to catch fish - anywhere one stream intersects another!
My goofy Tilley hat - sure keeps the sun out and your head cool! We were looking for Dolly Varden's on the Sauk River this day.
Spotted some vine maples just beginning to turn on the Sauk.
Goat Peak - above the historic mining town of Monto Cristo. It's now only accessible by foot or horse - back in camp days, the school busses drove right up to Monte Cristo!
Part of the trail up to Monte Cristo looking down at one of our favorite fishing holes on the Sauk. There was a huge slide a couple of years ago which obliterated the road/trail. Thanks to the Monte Cristo Preservation Association, this new trail was made.
Beautiful, isn't it!
Spider webs along the trail on a cool October morning.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures, and please leave me a comment if you happen to stop by!