As we approached the second opening day of the season for our high country rainbow fisheries, Chris Dore and myself took to the backcountry to explore some new water for me and some that Chris hadn’t been into for a decade. The long and gruelling walk in was rewarded with a some beers and a great feed in preparation for the following days fishing. We started bright and early as the sun rose over the mountains, filling the valley with much needed warmth. The fishing was great, with dozens of hookups and plenty of dry fly takes we made our way to pack up camp and hit the trail back to the car. 7 hours of hiking in 2 days had the legs screaming but it was great to explore another part of this glorious country!