The date set, the theme selected and the attendees are to be named later – Rocky Mountain Frenzy is upon us. Leaving her Utah confines, the River Damsel will venture to Dustin and I’s neck of the woods August 10 –14. This adventure started out as a journey to the now canceled Outdoor Blogger Network Convention. Not wanting to scrap her plans, Emily asked if it was okay to come anyway. Of course; it was more than okay! Emily’s story intrigues me, and I’ve been wanting to meet her for ages. Plus, this is the week before I go back for a sure-to-be grueling semester; I want to spend the last week of summer with tight lines.
Lucky for everyone, I am not going to keep RD all to myself. We are in a great location here, and all three of us are eager to meet other bloggers. So come one, come all to see what Northern Colorado has to offer. The legendary Big Thompson awaits, the tricky Poudre beckons and Rocky Mountain National Park glistens with promise. Other great fisheries are just a few hours away, like Eleven Mile, Cheesman and Boulder Creek.
As I have mentioned before, Dustin and I are pretty solitary fisherpeople. We normally fish just by ourselves, and find that works for us. However, we need to break out of our shells a bit, and I can’t think of a better time to do it. If fishing with others is not your thing, I understand, but dinner is everyone’s thing – so come to the dinner night in Fort Collins where fish tales, camaraderie and good food will be had. Another bonus, all the wildlife that you can see – Big Horns, Moose, Coyotes, Elk, Beaver, Muskrat…
Cost is an issue that no doubt should be considered, but I must say that many campgrounds exist along the Poudre, and inside the park. Also, non forest service campgrounds are also found along the Big Thompson. If camping is your thing, this trip could be a rather inexpensive one. Just food for thought!
Shoot Emily or I an email, or comment here with questions. We’d be more than happy to help. We’ll post updates as this comes together.
See you in August!
-Dustin & Stephanie