The gentle part of the outing. A nice walk on some soft earth.
The stream was so inviting, its rapid plunges, and soft tails just spoke of a beautiful day.
I tried to show just how steep it is in this blue line valley. Once down to the stream walking along it is not to bad.
The stream is a series of pools, runs and riffles making it a perfect home for brook trout.
Most of the trout were about the same size or smaller. That's not unusual for these mountain streams, being the pantry is pretty meager.