Holy guacamole!! Well, there was no guacamole involved, but it was like we were guacamole, and the bugs were college kids after a night of partying. We were being eaten alive by bugs! Mostly mosquitoes and houseflies. Nonetheless, we had a pretty great day 2 in Meeker, Colorado.
In the morning we went up to the ranch with the dogs for a walk by the river. Boy, was it hot! I was impressed at how hot it was at only 9am. We walked along the river as the dogs explored the trail and it's surroundings. We had to pause at one point because we heard a momma elk sneaking away with her calf. Pretty cool. The heat brought us to turn around a little sooner than I would have liked, but the pups were hot. We tossed Mochi into the pond to cool her off.
Seth made some delicious sandwiches for lunch, before we went back out to the ranch to shoot and fish. We spent a bit of time trying to help the 'problem in the pasture' before setting up targets. We shot a bunch with the 22 and the AR15, before the guns were too hot to hold. It was 94 degrees up at the ranch, which Steve said must be a record. Either way, Seth and I took off our shoes and hopped into the river to cool off and to try to get away from the mosquitoes. The water was perfect. Not as cold as it usually is, but it probably has to do with the low water levels and extreme heat. Hopefully it rains soon in Colorado. There are some out of control fires that need it!
Steve showed up just as we were drying off to go fishing. So we loaded up the 4 wheeler and headed to a spot we were checking out earlier on our jaunt along the river. Once again, we waded in the river, but this time we had rods for the fishies. Seth caught a big ol rainbow trout pretty quickly. Then Steve got a good sized fish as well. Seth caught another one, but while he was trying to get the hook out of its mouth, I accidentally let the fish out of the net. I was tangled in the fly line and was trying to get out! Oops, sorry Seth. But, somehow in that madness, Seth managed to hook himself. Steve showed me a nifty way to get hooks out of people by using the fly line itself. Fun times.
It was a wonderful Colorado day!