Monday, May 26, 2014

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Fishing the Mud Run
Brook Trout in the Mauch Chunk Creek
Two weeks ago, my dad and I went fly fishing on the Mud Run Creek in the Pocono mountains. Neither of us caught anything, but I hookedan 11-inch brown that broke my line right before we got him in the net. He then swam away with a White Wulff fly stuck in his mouth. Thankfully, one of our friends said that the fly would rust out of his mouth eventually.

Today my dad and I went fly fishing once again, but this time in the Mauch Chunk Creek. This time I caught an 8-inch brook trout, which we were able to get in the net.  Dad texted a picture to my teacher Mr. Rabenold, who we saw at the Memorial Day parade this morning, and he said that with a few more I would have a tin of sardines...

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Banff Mountain Film Festival

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Last Sunday my dad and I went to the local screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. All of th
e films were great.

I especially liked The Questions We Ask, which was about Bruce Kirkby crossing the Pacific Ocean on a stand-up paddle board. During the film he was posing questions through his narrations about why we do things in life. This film put the thought of "Why sleep in a tent for a year?" in my head, and to be honest I don't know why. Thank you, Mrs. Decker, for telling us about the film festival!

Yesterday for our hike, my dad and I went fly fishing. This was my first time trying it, and I was really excited.  The spot where we were going to fish had about a 30 minute hike in, but when we got about 20 minutes in we hit really thick thorn bushes, and we didn't want to go through. That meant that we forced to fish there.

We had a lot of rain last week, so the creek was really high, really fast, and really muddy, which made fishing too hard. Plus, there were a lot of trees around us, so I took about ten casts, lost five flies, and caught zero fish.

"In the Wilderness?"
When we were hiking out my dad asked if I had fun, and I said yes. He said he was afraid I would never want to go again, but if I had fun yesterday, I would love it when conditions are better!

Today my dad, little brother, and I went for a hike. My little brother told me to say that he had fun and that he likes hiking.

When my dad took this picture, Jed (my brother) asked if it looked like he was in the wilderness.

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