Thursday, July 27, 2006
Trip To Hope
The top picture was taken at the very end of Turnagain Arm before the road heads up into the pass. I stopped to give Dad a call before I was out of cell range and noticed a nice dead tree to frame the shot of the mountains. There is also fireweed just barely visible as well.
Here I am in the town of Hope with the bridge over Resurrection Stream visible behind my right shoulder. Many of you will remember pink salmon fishing here and the fun we had - Mom caught a salmon! The ride in to Hope was fantastic on a bike - a nice 65 through 11 miles of 35 MPH twisties with not another vehicle in sight. Lots of good memories in Hope - not just fishing but hiking/biking with the girls, Kerri and her Mom. Lydia decided she needed a break and stopped pedaling right in the middle of the trail. I was directly behind her and had to leave the trail to avoid hitting her, and tumbled about 30 feet down the mountain, end over end, laughing the whole way.
The last picture came out poorly, but those that have been there can probably see all the pinks in the water. My timing was perfect for a visit as the run was peaking on the incoming tide and the stream was choked with fish with just 4 or 5 people fishing. I didn't fish and instead stayed awhile and enjoyed the view and the memories. I got home and cooked up the last piece of king salmon that Zack caught and gave me for Father's Day last month - a fine end to a nice day and even work was enjoyable as I got to do some data analysis and spend some time on the phones finding a better supplier for part of our product line.