July 24-27, 2014
You will find not many positives to California’s worst drought and water shortage in over 100 years. One may be the dazzling fly fishing using one of, if you don't the wildest & most dangerous rivers in Ca: The Kern. As soon as the Upper Kern River is reduced it may be waded; and there are a lot less locations in which a fish can cover from an excellent cast. Like we informed my son Mark, “This is a very technical lake to seafood, however, if you understand how to learn the water, it will reward a great cast.” Let’s be obvious: i will be a fly fisherman who backpacks; not the other way around. So, excited, myself, my 19 yr old child Mark, along with his two contacts, Shane and Taylor dawned the backpacks for 3 nights of primitive camping and 3 days of fly-fishing above the fork regarding the Upper Kern while the minimal Kern streams. this is a special journey not only because we understood the fishing would-be great. But, because this had been my last shot at high quality time with my boy before he headed to university in Bozeman, MT and Kelly and I come to be bare nesters.
The Fork of this Kern is a reverse hike; definition you are going downhill when you're hefty (full with meals) and support the 800 legs of canyon once you hike completely. Therefore’s physical….very real. This hike is not the faint of heart. The temperature could be intense so when you combo that with the height while the reasonably treacherous path it is right up here aided by the most difficult hikes into the sierras.
And without a doubt, the Kern had been reduced… easily 4 to 5 feet less than typical for July. My estimate usually it absolutely was 1/3rd of its normal movement for the time of the year.