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High Country Backpacking

Post By: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/6/2019 12:56:25 PM     Points: 380    
Always a good time, of course. No trouble or drama and was able to soak it in. No shortage of fish or scenery. Colorado Rockies at it's best. Wild flowers were out in full force. No bears or mountain lions, but couldn't say the same about those dam mosquitoes!
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/6/2019 12:57:39 PM     Points: 380    
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/6/2019 12:58:35 PM     Points: 380    
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: 8/6/2019 1:03:43 PM     Points: 165    
Nice! On bears and mosquitoes: I don't use bear or bug spray. Glad to see you didn't get eaten by a bear. :)
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/6/2019 1:07:41 PM     Points: 380    
I had bug spray with no deet. Didn't work..I was constantly putting it on without success. Surprised they were up that high.
 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: 8/6/2019 1:36:42 PM     Points: 165    
From what I have observed when my wife and kids (or other people) used bug spray, it seems like it helps, but it's not 100% effective.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 8/6/2019 1:46:25 PM     Points: 14699    
Nice photos, very beautiful and love the Columbines. Mosquito's suck.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 8/6/2019 1:53:05 PM     Points: 1816    
Beautiful shorts - well done. What memories...
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 8/6/2019 2:28:10 PM     Points: 74    
I recognized that place right away. Used to fish there as a kid. Very nice!! Cant believe how late the ice off is ----on the thing.
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 8/6/2019 5:06:30 PM     Points: 2504    
Beautiful, what a great trip! I was wondering, whatís wrong with using deet? While Iíve seen some stuff suggesting reactions in some people, the studies Iíve seen consistently indicate it is safe in moderation (you know like alcohol, red meat, etc).Seems to me the risk of contracting an illness (West Nile, Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever, Lyme, Malaria, etc) far outweighs the remote possibility of a short term reaction. IMO, if you react to deet... donít use it. Me? I only use it when necessary, but when it is necessary, I like using something that actually works...and nothing works like deet.
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 8/6/2019 5:17:06 PM     Points: 206    
Those are incredible pictures and I appreciate them as someone who may never get the chance to see these places for myself. Great contribution to the site and I'm sure others will feel the same. Glad everything worked out.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/6/2019 6:12:20 PM     Points: 38674    
Those are great photos, agree with Abel, truly appreciate you posting these because those days/hikes are done for me.
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/7/2019 2:10:53 PM     Points: 380    
Thanks all. Between the 3 of us we logged 600 photos lol. I just picked out a few but many other good photos. I'm pumped and ready for the next adventure. I'd normally use deet but a friend was in charge of the bug spray and apparently didn't bring that.
 Reply by: BroncFan      Posted: 8/7/2019 2:50:22 PM     Points: 262    
It's been a few years since I've gotten into anything like that. Pretty much lines up with having kids actually. Really great photos, thanks for sharing!

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