|-- Sanders is my neighbor? --|
Because of the 4th of July holiday, our stay in Grand Lake was split at two different places. The first was a condo on the North Inlet Creek right in the town of Grand Lake. The second was a cabin just off Rt. 34 about 10 min south of Grand Lake overlooking Shadow Mountain Lake. We will talk about the lead pic later in this post.
|-- I-70 Heading west out of Denver --|
|-- All the snow runoff is heading to the Pacific --|
The town of Grand Lake is small and seasonal, but it was packed in preparation for their famous 4th of July fireworks. The condo we stayed in for a couple of days was right on North Inlet Creek. This was an ideal location for fishing in the "backyard", except for that damn runoff thing...
Shot from the condo deck
And a bit further downstream
|-- Steamers Galore! --|
After a couple of days at the condo, the fish smell was gone and so were we. We moved to the next cabin and to my surprise, blog follower Sanders was my neighbor! From the sign post on the cabin road it looked like he was bringing the Hookers as well -- PARTY! I knew we were in the right place when the toilet seat told me to fish streamers.
And of course the beer. I did not touch a Coors while in the Rocky Mountains, but the local brews from Boulder Beer Company, Grand Lake Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company and Breckenridge Brewery were excellent.
|-- Colorado's Finest Microbrews --|
I'm a bit partial to hoppy beers and found the "Hoppy's One Ton Pale Ale" and "Stumpjumper IPA" from Grand Lake Brewing to be my favorites. The "Wooly Booger Nut Brown" and "Avalanche Amber" ales were also delicious. They all were good and I'm thankful that the micro brewing revolution of the last 20 years is going strong.
|-- Happy Crew after great fishing week --|
Food in the local restaurants was ok to good. We ate out a couple of times and fortunately no one got sick (this has happened to us on previous vacations).
I'll keep putting more pics and stories from the trip. Hope this non-fishing stuff doesn't bore you.
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