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1940239044
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Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes and Secret Places

Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes and Secret Places

by Mike Kephart

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ISBN-13: 9781940239040
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,143,354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Rating Speed and Difficulty 1

How's the Fishing? 2

Why the Stories? 4

Big Buck 4

Experiences 5

Maps 5

Wilderness Defined 6

Trout Species 9

Regional Map 14

Spring Warm-ups 17

1 Gunnison Gorge 17

2 Wigwam Trail Beaver Ponds 21

3 "Rough and Tumblin" Rich Creek Beaver Ponds 25

North-Central Colorado 29

4 Encampment River Loop 31

5 Rainbow Lake, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness 35

6 Seven Lakes, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness 39

6 Big Creek Lakes, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness 42

7 Thunderbolt Lake 45

8 Gourd Lake and Island Lake 48

9 Long Lake and Lake Isabelle - Front Range Mountains 51

10 Lost Lake and Lake Husted, Rocky Mountain National Park 55

11 Gold Creek Lake and Gilpin Lake, Mount Zirkel Wilderness 61

Eagles Nest Wilderness 65

12 Dora Lake 67

13 Upper Cataract Lake and Cat Lake 72

14 Lost Lake - Eagles Nest South 77

15 Wheeler Lakes 80

The Flat Tops Wilderness 83

16 Big Fish Lake and Florence Lake 85

17 Edge Lake 89

17 Keener Lake 93

18 BigMarvine Lake, Marvine Loop 97

18 Mary Loch Lake, Marvine Loop 100

18 Rainbow Lake, Marvine Loop 102

19 West Lost Lake, Flattops 105

19 East Lost Lake, Flat Tops 108

20 Skinny Fish Lake 110

21 Wail Lake, Wall Lake-Parvin Lake Loop 115

2 ParvinLake, Wall Lake-Parvin Lake Loop 118

Mount of the Holy Cross, Fossil Ridge and Maroon Bells Snowmass Wildernesses 121

22 Isolation Lakes 125

23 Lonesome Lake 128

24 Four Lost Lakes 131

25 Lower West Tennessee Lake and Upper West Tennessee Lake 134

26 Lake Constantine 139

26 The Two Tuhare Lakes 142

27 Missouri Lakes, Missouri Lakes/Fancy Lake Loop 145

27 Treasure Vault Lake, Missouri Lakes/Fancy Lake Loop 148

27 Blodgett Lake, Missouri Lakes/Fancy Lake Loop 150

27 Harvey Lake, Missouri Lakes/Fancy Lake Loop 151

27 Fancy Lake, Missouri Lakes/Fancy Lake Loop 153

28 Lake Charles 155

28 Mystic Island Lake 157

29 Eagle Lake 160

30 Lyle Lake and Mormon Lake 165

31 Capitol Lake 169

32 Henry Lake 173

33 Lamphier Lake (Upper) 176

Mount Massive Wilderness and Leadville 179

34 Hagerman Lake 181

35 Native Lake 184

36 Windsor Lake 186

37 Lake Ann 189

38 Harrison Flat Lake 192

39 Kronke Lake 197

40 Chalk Lake 201

The South-Central Rocky Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness 205

41 Lower Brush Creek Lake 207

41 Upper Brush Creek Lake 210

42 Hermit Lake 213

43 Horn Creek Lakes 217

44 Lower Macey Lake 220

44 South Macey Lake 222

44 West Macey Lake 223

45 Lake of the Clouds No. 1 225

45 Lake of the Clouds No. 2 228

45 Lake of the Clouds No. 3 229

46 Lower/South Sand Creek Lake 231

46 Upper/North Sand Creek Lake 234

47 Lower Stout Creek Lake 237

47 Upper Stout Creek Lake 240

48 Venable-Comanche Lakes Loop 243

48 Venable Lakes 246

49 Cherry Lake 249

50 North Crestone Lake 253

Southwest Colorado and San Juan Mountains 257

51 Vallecito Canyon 259

52 Red Lake 263

53 Ruby Lake 267

54 Little Cascade Creek and the Animas River 271

55 Rock Lake 275

55 Conejos River 278

55 Big Lake, And Big Fish! 279

56 Kerr Lake 281

57 Lower Blue Lake 285

57 Middle Blue Lake and Upper Blue Lake 287

Grand Mesa National Forest Near Grand Junction, CO 289

58 Trickle Park Reservoir, Southeast Region 293

59 Finney Cuts Lakes 295

60 Sissy Lake 297

61 Leon Lake, East Area 299

62 Lost Lake, Southwest Region 303

63 Carson Lake, West Region 307

64 Bull Basin No. 1, Northwest Region 311

65 Bull Creek Reservoir No. 1 and Bull Creek Reservoir No. 2 314

66 Butts Lake, East Area 317

Mike's Flies 319

Bibliography 323

Hub Cities 324

Denver 324

Salida 326

Leadville 327

Alamosa 323

South Fork 330

Pagosa Springs 331

Durango 332

Gunnison 334

Montrose 33^

Grand Junction / Grand Mesa 336

Glenwood Springs 338

Steamboat Springs 339

Walden 340

Threats to Wilderness 342

1 Effects of Forest Fire Suppression 342

2 Oil and Wilderness 343

3 Grazing & Wilderness 345

4 Water Diversion 346

5 Fish in High Mountain Waters 347

6 Crowded Mountains? 348

Recommended Equipment 350

Packing 355

Packing for a Long Hike 355

Index 357

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