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Trout Brook

August 14, 2017

August 13, 2017

I’ve been reading Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and recognized some of McCandless’ wanderlust in my desire to get out of the house and away from it all.  Heck, that is part of human nature.  Most of us though don’t take it to the extreme that McCandless did.  And if we do, hopefully we plan a whole lot better.  His lack of planning was a recurring theme that eventually and tragically caught up with him in the end.

Anyhow.  Sunday.  Grass is mowed. No hockey games to coach.  Rain and clouds in the forecast.  Not really looking to spend the day all cooped up.  Not really enthused about hitting the local waters.  Hmm…

Trout Brook is located near Miesville, MN, and flows into the Cannon River. In fact, its confluence with the Cannon is where our last two tubing trips down the Cannon started.

I’ve read some words about there being trout in Trout Brook and grabbed the fly rod and waders to give it a go.  Turning onto the gravel road was a gateway to a different world.  Certainly not the Alaskan wilderness experienced by McCandless but an escape into a different realm than the trappings of suburbia.

Roller Coaster

Corn rows a-mazing.

Gravel road roller coaster.

Lazy river float.

Trout Book is narrow and challenging, but deep enough to support a healthy population of trout.  The waters were cool and clear, unlike those on Waconia.  Fishing with a Royal Coachman I caught eight trout and missed a half dozen others.

Trout Brook

Into the Trout Brook

Mosquitoes, rain and fresh air

Clear water and freedom

-Hats

 

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