Anyone want to head into National Forest this week?
Opening of grouse is tomorrow, still plenty thick for shooting , but I thought I'd use it as an excuse to make a tour of the roads and start setting my trapping poles out for fisher.
My normal fisher line in Vermont is 185 miles by truck but alot of the NF roads are now gated and closed, so it's 100 miles of truck and about 10 on foot, and I've had to just do away with the rest, or at least not run it everyday for the whole season.
there are an additional 30 miles total of roads that I'd rather not run alone, I've torn tires out on them before and my Kevlars that were due in today were not in the truck delivery, if anyone wants to go hunting, fishing, sightseeing, moose gawking let me know I'm always looking for someone to help change a tire!
good trout fishing all along the way, plenty spots for pinics, coffee stops, grouse spots, and always the chance of bears and moose and other critters being spotted.
F-250 Super Duty only roads are the main routes, but I've snuck F150 4x4s on them in the past.
I met a young fella lives in the national forest, has a piece of land his family refused to give up right smack in the middle after the fed came in and made the NF, hard to get to but he got me going on the backroads in vermont, I would say were it not for him and his friends I never would have moved to vermont when I retired.
theres more to the story but I wont bore everyone on here with that, but they also are the reason we go back to utah too, my wife left when they paved rt 12 and didnt ever plan on going back, but they make it fun!
short story, they were leading us down a utah road and the bank gave way, he rolled the truck, they got out, his wife started looking around and says to my wife, " what we need is some flat rocks and a place to hook a cable" and he holds his coffe cup up, now keep in mind he just crawled out of his upside down truck, and he holds his coffee up and smiles and yells, " never spilled a drop! I love these cups!"
I tell you they are fun folks to do a wander with, can get expensive, but fun!
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