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JoeFred
06-21-2009, 11:05 PM
My objective today was to fish lower part of Ramsey Prong, but I arrived at the Greenbrier park entrance in the middle of a huge downpour. By the time I got to the RP 3000 ft elevation crossing (below), the rain had stopped, but there was just too much water.

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Photo below is of the Middle Prong of Little Pigeon above the cove taken around 7 AM.

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Below is the scene at 1 PM of the Little Pigeon at the park boundary.

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/JoeFredRoss/Smoky%20Streams/LPigeonatBndry090621.jpg

Contrast that to the same site 3 weeks ago.

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/JoeFredRoss/Smoky%20Streams/LPigeonatBndry090531.jpg

Adding to an already special Fathers Day, on my decent I got to see a medium size bear and her cubs crossing the trail about 20 yards ahead. Fortunately mom's attention was on a couple of hikers coming from the other direction.

JoeFred

tlshealy
06-22-2009, 05:39 AM
Great pictures, I know the feeling, I came down the first week of May and it rained every night. Little river stayed around 600~900 the whole time I was there, tough fishing. I drove up into greenbrier and it looked about like your pictures. I hope to get on the RP next month sometime, but I'm going to watch the gauges and weather reports before I drive down from Ohio.
Thanks
Tad

flynut
06-22-2009, 12:14 PM
I hiked to the falls while there this past week and fished a little on the way up and down...I think it was one of my favorite places in the park! Caught a few very nice brookies higher up and caught a bunch of pretty little rainbows further down near the entrance. While I did almost step on a couple of snakes, I'm glad I didn't see a momma bear and her cubs!

tlshealy
06-22-2009, 10:07 PM
Here is a pic of the Middle prong LP this May, and the water level was going down!
Tadhttp://i43.tinypic.com/14xp5ea.jpg