i took the dogs on a several mile loop off-trail to several lakes near 8000 ft elevation, a few were rumored to hold golden trout. this may be true, but i did not witness much trout activity this afternoon. that being said, it was the middle of the day, and its an area i’d like to return to for an evening or a multi-day trip.
the wild flowers were amazing, maybe slightly slowing from when i was in the area 2 weeks ago, but still great. i recently purchased “sierra nevada: a natural history” and was eager to identify anything that happened to catch my eye. several flowers and fungi were pretty curious, and i found myself trying to identify all the various conifers which is turning out to be more difficult than i had imagined.
dwight and pickle had a blast. dwight is “dwight on PCP” when we are in the woods, and he went 110% for 5 straight hours per his usual routine. pickle did well, only one dificult section in the hike with a several foot drop that i had to chimney down that required me to catch and lower him. made it home by 9 pm and just in time for a rye whiskey old fashioned. and i have tomorrow off!
here are a few pics of recent meals, an almond sole dish with a heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese pesto and blackberry vinagrette. also, a pic of my pitcher plant i recently purchased. contemplating making a bog of carnivorous plants, we have too many flies.