2012 Colorado Summer Hang
July 6th thru July 11th
Kelly Dahl Campground, near Nederland CO- July 6th Friday thru July 8th Sunday
Brainard Lake, Left Hand Res, Roosevelt National Forest, near Ward CO- July 8th Sunday thru July 11 Wed.
Friday07/06- meet and greet.
I plan to arrive at Kelly Dahl about 12 noon on Friday.
I expect folks to arrive at all hours since some will not be able to get up there until after work.
Saturday07/07- Morning, DIY Pancake Breakfast
At campsite 41 picnic table, I will have a colman campstove with griddle setup.
When you smell the bacon cooking come lineup to cook your own pancakes.
This is the best way to have hot cakes that really are hot.
I will supply bacon, pancake batter, butter, paper plates and plastic forks, as well as a little OJ to wash it all down.
Saturday 11AM-ish, I'll offer to lead a day hike from Branard Lake to Blue Lake (Blue Lake Trail).
Bring camera, day pack with lunch. This will also be a scout trip for the fishermen.
Saturday Dinnertime- Group pot luck
No Fire Ban- Evening group fire with jokes, stories and a big discussion/taste test on your favorite snake bite medicine.
Fire Ban- Load up the cars and go into Nederland for some of there nite time festivities (live music, micro brews)
Sunday07/08- Break camp at Kelly Dahl. Say our good byes to the weekend hangers.
Hikers head up to Branard with food.
Hangers head up to Left Hang Res with me (O&B)
I'll let food post the details of the North Loop hike.
For the Left Hang Res hangers.
We'll spend Sunday finding good hanging spots and exploring the area.
Bank fishing the res works best with bait. Worms or mini marshmellows.
If you have a way to get on the lake (belly boat, kayak, raft) dry flys and streamers work best.
We will be camping about 500 yds from the vehicles.
Monday- For those that want to do some fly fishing for brookies we'll load up a few vehicles
and head back to Brainard and hit the streams between the lakes.
Wednesday- Meetup with the North Loop hangers in Nederland for an early dinner.
Pictures Left Hand Res;
Picts, map of North Loop:
Here's a good read also:
UPDATED ATTENDANCE LIST:
food- confirmed Kelly Dahl, North Loop
OutandBack- confirmed Kelly Dahl, Left Hand Res
JLueckenotte- confirmed Kelly Dahl
Just Jeff- if in town
ferret- confirmed Kelly Dahl, Left Hand Res
MrClockWork- confirmed Kelly Dahl
Cannibal- confirmed Kelly Dahl, North Loop
Taozenqi- confirmed Kelly Dahl, North Loop
trailryder42- confirmed Kelly Dahl, North Loop
Slo +1 - maybe
Mr Mrs Mustardman- looking highly likely
Slowanderer- confirmed Kelly Dahl
waddy- confirmed Kelly Dahl, North Loop
Desert Reprobate- maybe