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    Default 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.

    About to hit the trail


    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.



    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.











    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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    Really nice report! Ryan said he really liked that campsite.
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    Looks like a fun time, except for the viper. Never too young to start.

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    Looks like a good time.
    Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

    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?

    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

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