For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
A State Of Well Being Revisited
You have read many times in my posts a reference of "brook trout forest". It is but three words of a title to that wonderful book by Kathy Scott that has so much meaning to me. Brook Trout Forest came full circle to me this past weekend when Jeanette and I paid a visit to a stream within the southern part of the Green Mountains. A lovely area that is part of the headwaters of the Deerfield river. It is a place I first visited five years ago just a few months after it was forever protected. I have over the last five years visited here several times and have become close to this area in mind and soul. It is very rugged and peaceful and will strain your resources but I'll never whimper for it will refresh you in such a way that is hard to put into words. So come along with me and enjoy "brook trout forest"....
The trail as it winds down the mountain. Gentle here and welcomed by two seasoned hikers.
The river a destination like no other. Very large boulders in parts of this stream which lead to some peaceful pools.
I did not where waders choosing hiking shoes instead. Wet wading was not planned but did occur.
The crystal clear water of this pool actually held brook trout...can't see them, but they see you.
Wild jewel is how I describe what is in my hand. He still swims the waters of "brook trout forest"..
This one of the first pools I fished when came here five years ago. It has changed over the years but still has what it takes to keep all happy.