Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I can only hope you all continue to have great adventures, too.
Postby iceman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:09 am
were those two fish you're carrying at Smiley salmon?????? the salmon river is about 6 feet wide at Smiley creek...
Ice, those fish were caught by the native Americans just below the Stanley hatchery. Not quite Smiley Creek but not all that far down stream, either. Several of us (osoloco's family invited us along) took the courtesy van to Stanley and did the tour along the way. It was certainly a highlight of the trip and a tour I would highly recommend when in the area. Just one more great experience to add to the list.
hicountry » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:42 am
Very nice Mike! Been to Cavanaugh Bay twice and camped out at Magee two nights back in '07. Also visited the Bird museum and met Mr. Bird in the workshop where his flyers are rebuilt.
Ernie, it would have been a real privilege to meet Mr. Bird; he is certainly an amazing man who has given a great deal to this civilization. That is really neat you got to meet him, I wish we had been so lucky. Although, he was there that day, we got there late and just missed him. We spent a lot of time at Cavanaugh Bay. It is just such an easy place to relax and to just enjoy being. Did you get to walk to the Ranger stations and cabins at Magee? We were only there one night and by the time we walked past the cabins, it was getting pretty late. I see the Forest Service rents one of them out.
Another great place is Sullivan Lake. While we were there, I kept thinking that it would be a really neat place for a fly in. It doesn't appear to get all that busy and there is a lot of room there and good camping facilitys plus the setting is really scenic and the lake is great for swimming.