September 4, 2018

Mountain Medicine


An escape to the mountains will cure what ails you.

Tree-lined trails


Rocks to hop


Cool, shady pools


Misting waterfalls


Bridges; both man-made...


and natural


The tools of a rod, line, & fly


And just enough trout






The perfect reset to close out summer.


Last weekend's trip to North Carolina was welcomed. There's just something soothing about returning to the cool of high gradient trout streams and spending some quality time with no agenda.

Solitude can be your best friend. A friend you don't get to visit that often, but once reunited, your familiar conversation picks up just where it left off.

19 comments:

  1. Michael
    Shear bliss. You are very fortunate to enjoy such scenery. A trout is a bonus.

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    1. Thanks David, I never take my time in the mountains for granted.

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  2. Mike this post is like a comforting rub of the back. I hope others reading this will see just what solitude in the natural world can for ones well being.
    I'm glad you were able to spend some time in the woods and streams.

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  3. Nice trip! I can almost feel the mountain breeze on my face!

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    1. It's way better than the Florida humidity!

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  4. There is no better "medicine" in the world....Thanks for the post!

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    1. You know it Kiwi, thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Michael
    Beautiful images of a place any avid fly fisherman would love to fish-----thanks for sharing

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    1. No doubt Bill... there's all kinds of water to fish, but few prettier than mountain streams.

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  6. Nice photos, nice fish, and nice rod. I love the camo on the fly rod.

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  7. Nice pics and looks like you had a great trip. It reminds me that there's more to fishing than just "fishing".

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    1. Thanks Jason. Definitely is more to fishing than just fishing, even when you have a rod in hand. People just need to slow down enough to let it all sink in.

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  8. Glad you had an opportunity to enjoy the southern mountains. I'd love to visit there again in spring.

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    1. Thanks Walt. I'd love to live closer to them one day. If only I could convince my wife...

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  9. Beautiful images, Michael! Great to see you getting out there and enjoying yourself. Really envious of the trip you had in the mountains. I think I can hear them calling my name...or is it the beach...or is it the GF yelling my name because I ate all of her leftovers in the fridge. Ruh-oh! :)

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