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  1. #26
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    If we get canceled Iíll drive to ennis, stay with my buddy who got me on the trip, and fish all weekend. If the weather is shit there too, Iíll stay in SLC and go to Highboy at Alta. Plans are all good either way.


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  2. #27
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    FWIW the upper mad is fishing really well right now. Hope it all works out for ya.

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    We're game on. weather's looking pretty good minus some rain Friday PM/Saturday. Pics to follow.
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    Yeah buddy! Stoked for you. Have fun and stay warm
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  5. #30
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    Awesome. Looking forward to some pics.
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  6. #31
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    ***SORRY for the sideways pics, I've tried my hardest to get them to fix, but fuck me, right?***

    Buckle up, let's get weird. Rolled into Ennis ~7:30pm Wednesday, Grubbed up at the Gbar, then headed to my buddies where we did some gear prep/shot the shit until way too late.
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    Woke up Thursday and "worked" for about 2 hours before loading the rigs and heading to BZN for some supplies, flies, etc. Headed to White Sulpher Springs, and ended up at a Patriots bar in the middle of nowhere
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    Got to camp and exploded. We had a group of 5, two flycrafts, and one big NRS
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    We're off Friday AM. 65 and sunny. A bikini hatch was beginning to happen on one group as they floated by, but alas, the weather would not cooperate. Water was high and off color, with the river around 900+CFS
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  7. #32
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    Again, sorry for the pics, they are correctly oriented on my comp, but uploader is fucking me.
    Woke up to steady rain at Scotty Allen, and got rolling as we needed to make a 20 mile push to Crows Foot. Spirits were slightly dampened but with enough party favors from CO and enough booze to kill a horse, we giggled our way through the rain.
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    One of the few (~12) fish caught all weekend, none by me. Fishing the tributaries was key. I had two long distance releases.
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    We made it to Heaven on Earth in suprisingly good time, and they had the space heaters on to dry out. One Deep Creek turned into 3 and we stumbled to the boat. Giddy on gin, we continued on the last 4 miles.
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    One of the team might have have gotten a little too loose at HoE
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    Hank Shaw's venison Barbacoa tacos at Crows foot
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  8. #33
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    Day three started a little drizzly as well, temps warmed up, but it remained overcast and the river was high. Ended up splitting off and running into a group hiking to a high cave with Pictographs which was one of the highlights of the trip.

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    Pulling into our last camp, the weather cracked, we made a huge fire, and drank to celebrate our last night on the river.
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    Day four awoke with plentiful sun, and we could feel the weather warming up. with the water high, we were optimistic the last 15 miles would be smooth sailing. The fishing still sucked, but we made the best of the last miles and enjoyed the sunshine. With water over 1k, we ended up floating the last 15 miles in roughly 3 hours. Made the long, dirt road drive back to White Sulpher, and back in Ennis around 9:30.
    This river is a magical place, and I will be putting in for permits from here on out. If you can go, go. regardless of weather. 4 days was great with the high water and shit fishing, but 5 would be ideal if the fishing was on fire.
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  10. #35
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    Nice work. The pictographs cave looks bitchin and those tacos are next level!

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    Looks like you had a great time! The water kinda blew up this week.

    The Deep Creeks at H on E will get you if you are not careful!

  12. #37
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    Nice man. Glad you made it to the pictograph cave.

  13. #38
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    I've always wanted to float it and have sent my contributions to Montana for a along time. Looks beautiful, starting to push the big 70 so hope it comes soon.

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