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Re: TR: Family's first trip - Winnemucca Lake

Postby SSSdave » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:25 pm

The Winemucca Trail is always a zoo between mid July and mid August because it is probably the most well known central Sierra area for summer wildflower enthusiasts. That is one reason you probably noticed women outnumbering men 3 to 1. Fishing is usually slow at WL because it is a short beautiful hike, thus heavily fished.


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Re: TR: Family's first trip - Winnemucca Lake

Postby Shawn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:29 pm

Very nice TR ! And how cool that you have enlightened your kids to the wonders of the outdoors - a gift that will last a life time. Great job!
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Re: TR: Family's first trip - Winnemucca Lake

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:23 am

Great report - thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Family's first trip - Winnemucca Lake

Postby SNOOOOW » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:12 am

Get off my lawn!! Love it
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Re: TR: Family's first trip - Winnemucca Lake

Postby Harlen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:17 pm

Hey efinley family, nice trip you all pulled off. It sounds like you guys managed to make the best of everything that was thrown your way... crowds, dogs, mossies, small fish, big tents, bad boots, and SNOWBALLS! We commend you for your perseverance and great attitude... even the kids had fun? (we reckon you didn't take our pack loading advice then?)
We've had similar issues, including losing snowball fights, and boot blowouts (see below).

Notice how the snowball filled Lizzie's glasses inside and out- nice shot!
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My recent boot de-lam. and fix.
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Are they really just glued to the sole? This has happened twice now on ski trips with lightweight NNN BC boots- never halted a trip though.

Okay efinley family, we do have one quibble with you guys, and it has to do with this:

I caught another 6" brookie on a castmaster and then a 13" fat brookie with my flyrod. That trout was the most beautiful fish I've caught in years and it was the only time all weekend I didn't have a camera with me when we were fishing.

The old "the one time I didn't bring the camera" ploy, eh?

Now this is a question for the kids- who never tell lies: Did your daddie really catch a "13 inch fat brookie?" Did one of you guys actually see this giant fish? If he's making it up to impress "giantbrookie," that 's okay; it doesn't mean he's not a great dad. All the best, and congratulations to you all.
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