rhyang wrote:Hey there -- my name is Rob, and I've lived in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years, and visiting the Sierra since then. I used to do a lot of climbing and mountaineering, but age and injuries have curtailed a lot of that, plus my job has been taking up way more of my time in recent years. I started tenkara fishing in the Emigrant Wilderness in July 2014 and the next year started with a "western" fly rod, which has become something of an obsession. I also spin fish on occasion, usually for bass in the local lakes and ponds, or for various surf species in the Monterey Bay (still working on my fly fishing setup for the surf).
This past winter I had surgery to my esophagus (it was a complication related to spinal surgery I had in 2007 after an auto wreck) and spent almost five months with a gastrostomy feeding tube. Wow, that was an eye opener. But I still managed to get out on dayhikes. I got my tube out a couple weeks ago and did my first backpack trip since surgery over Memorial weekend at Henry Coe State Park, fly fishing for bass and sunfish.
May I ask a question of those folks who get up to Orygun : I used to live in Portland for a few years back in the 90's but did not fish at the time. My sister's family moved up there last year and I was thinking of visiting and also throwing in a quick fly-fishing trip, maybe with some backpacking. Any ideas for a nice overnight ? Do alpine lakes in the Cascades have trout like the Sierra ?
Cheers and thanks in advance
Hey Rob - Great to see you on HST. I had really enjoyed your past TR's and photos on the web (e.g. SP). Cheers.