Trip Lead: Micah Foster
Dates: September 13 – 16, 2023
Location: Basalt, CO. Elevation: 6,611 feet.
Lodging: Taylor Creek House and one cabin. House accommodates five, the cabin houses three. No handicap accessibility. We will be cooking our own meals – Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing will provide Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, alcoholic beverages are not provided by the group. Lodging includes one-mile private access to Frying Pan River.
The Fishery: All wade fishing in fast and slow water. The fishing locations are not accessible for persons with significant mobility challenges. The wading can be slippery and very rocky in the streams and rivers. Waders, wading shoes, and a wading stick are recommended. Targeted fish include cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, cut-bow trout, brown trout, and brook trout.
Special Considerations: The majority of our fishing will be done at 6000 feet elevation or a bit higher. Though this is well below altitude sickness levels, increased altitudes can create issues. Please be sure you are capable of functioning at that altitude.
Travelling to Basalt will entail approximately 5-hours, going through the Eisenhower Tunnel that sits at 11,013 feet and over Vail Pass that crests at 10,662 feet. I-25 to I-70 to Hwy 82 which descends in altitude to approximately 6000 feet after Vail Pass.
Please note that some of the terrain on this trip can be challenging. Steep cliffs, uneven terrain, fast moving water, and slippery rocks should be expected! Even for the most sure-footed we recommend a walking stick or wading staff.
REGISTRATION: Registration opens 6 weeks prior to trip start. Register here.