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Grannyknot 06-04-2012 01:25 PM

Bald River overnight with family
 
bhrt & myself took our famlilies & dogs on a short overnight trip to the Bald this past weekend. We packed up everything (pretty sure there was a kitchen sink in my pack) and hit the trail around noon saturday after a delicious lunch at Tellico grains. We couldn't have asked for any better weather.

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This was an experimental trip, as neither of the babies (now toddlers) had been on a backpacking trip before. We weren't sure what to expect or what we might need, so we made camp fairly close to the trailhead.

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I think everyone got a little time on the water. Even little Crosby got a taste of the 6 1/2' glass 3wt that will be his one day. As usual, most of the fish were 7-9" rainbows, and were caught on a mix of dries, green weenies, & tellico nymphs. bhrt and I got to spend a good bit of time on the river Sunday morning. I couldn't get a bite on the dry fly, but they were really hammering a tellico nymph. Some of the fish were jumping 3 feet out of the water multiple times.

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It was a great time, and I think next time we'll hike a little further and make it a 2 night trip. And of course make the dogs carry more beverages. Here are some more random pictures.

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GrouseMan77 06-05-2012 07:09 AM

Really nice report! Ryan said he really liked that campsite.

Flyh2o 06-05-2012 12:43 PM

Looks like a fun time, except for the viper. Never too young to start.

ifish4wildtrout 06-05-2012 05:41 PM

Looks like a good time.

Tennessee Jed 06-06-2012 10:00 AM

I'm encouraged by your trip that it's possible to still have a life after kids. The copperhead picture coming right after the child shot gave me the creeps! Congrats on what appears to have been a very successful overnighter with the family.

JayB 06-07-2012 10:19 AM

And it only gets better! Thats gonna be one heck of a rock-hopping mountain man one day!
Cool pic of the copperhead. I have seen more snakes in the past 2 months than I have in the past 2 years. Glad I haven't seen any of the more dangerous kind.

Wilson10 06-11-2012 01:33 PM

Nicely done Cody. Give me a yell when you wanna hit the tailwater. I haven't been able to get out much lately, but itching to go.

JoeFred 06-13-2012 01:16 PM

Well done and nice fish, Grannyknot. Thanks for sharing the report with us, and more importantly, the adventure with your family.

duckypaddler 06-14-2012 08:15 PM

Great Post
 
I missed your post while I was on vacation and glad there is actually some reports to read:rolleyes:

Looks like you guys are both doing a great job getting the families out. I desperately need to get my twins out, and hope this will help encourage me.

Who behaved worse the kids or the dogs?:smile:

And nice pic of Sui-slide. Some fellers made it look pretty easy in a canoe so maybe I should give it a shot someday. Before seeing it run I looked at it and instantly said "Heck No" or something to that effect:biggrin:


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