We decided to squeeze in one more mountain lakes fishing trip before the snow, so we headed to Trinity Lakes in Idaho’s Boise mountains. A storm earlier in the week left a few inches on the ground, just enough to hint at approaching winter.
Camping in Moby makes cold weather irrelevant: turn up the furnace!
We hiked into a chain of lakes beneath Trinity Peak.
Lots of dead trees from an old burn, but still gorgeous country.
Brother-in-law Lloyd with the fire lookout perched high on Trinity Peak behind him.
The Trinity Peak Lookout was built in 1922. Originally a 12’x12′ stone cabin with an iron roof, today’s version is a 10’x10′ concrete base topped with a live-in cabin. The lookout is still staffed during summer fire season.
Our first glimpse of Fiddle Lake with Trinity Peak and the lookout in distance.
Larry pulled three 10-12″ cutthroat from Fiddle Lake.
Sister Colleen caught this whopper on a spinner.
The weather alternated between sunny blue skies and clouds and wind.
Next in the chain of lakes was Big Lookout Lake.
The next day we headed for blue ribbon fishing and warmer weather at the South Fork of the Boise River below Anderson Dam.
Larry fights a lunker in the SF Boise.
This rainbow trout measured 20″.
From Anderson Dam, we meandered our way to the Danskin Fire Lookout in the foothills of the Boise National Forest just north of Mountain Home, Idaho.
Larry’s winter heating system keeps Moby’s pipes from freezing and doubles as my hairdryer.
Sunrise from Danskin Lookout.
Sunrise over the South Fork of the Boise River canyon from Danskin Lookout.
The road to Danskin Lookout traverses very steep mountainsides. Creepy!
Moby on a tiny road in a big blue sky.