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Photos by Troutnut from Ruby Creek, the Delta River, and the Tanana River in Alaska

Dwarf hawksbeard, Crepis nana. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
Dwarf hawksbeard, Crepis nana.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
It's almost like this moose knew a dog was going to come along, and set everything out on a prominent, elevated plate for her. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
It's almost like this moose knew a dog was going to come along, and set everything out on a prominent, elevated plate for her.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
It's kind of a crappy place to make one's home if you ask me, but this spider didn't ask. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
It's kind of a crappy place to make one's home if you ask me, but this spider didn't ask.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
I figured this dead, adult moose was a great reason to turn around, rather than continuing up the canyon and having to sneak back past it after whatever had been eating on it came back. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
I figured this dead, adult moose was a great reason to turn around, rather than continuing up the canyon and having to sneak back past it after whatever had been eating on it came back.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
This golden eagle was probably attracted by that moose carcass. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
This golden eagle was probably attracted by that moose carcass.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From the Delta River in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationDelta River
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
This is "milky draba" or "milky whitlowgrass," Draba lactea. From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
This is "milky draba" or "milky whitlowgrass," Draba lactea.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From the Tanana River in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3
 From Ruby Creek in Alaska.
StateAlaska
LocationRuby Creek
Date TakenJun 12, 2011
Date AddedJun 14, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraDMC-LX3

Most recent comments on this post (latest on top)

TroutnutJune 16th, 2011, 12:07 am
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
Jason, NEVER fret about fish that are "too easy to catch". Some of us live for those days! Especially on those days when you couldn't catch a fish using dynamite...


It's just nice to have a little mystery about what you're going to catch. Grayling fishing around here, I can pretty much map out how many and what size I will catch before I leave the house. It's still fun, but it's made me appreciate the excitement that comes with the element of uncertainty in fishing for difficult trout.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PaulRobertsJune 15th, 2011, 11:31 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1688
Very nice photos.
Jmd123June 15th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2008
Jason, NEVER fret about fish that are "too easy to catch". Some of us live for those days! Especially on those days when you couldn't catch a fish using dynamite...

Spectacular scenery! Great golden eagle shot! Moose poop! And thanks for the scientific plant names, from this botany geek.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TroutnutJune 15th, 2011, 1:51 am
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
There are probably some things that you won't miss about Alaska when you leave (the long dark winters, Sarah Palin--I'm just guessing)


Good guesses!

One less expected thing I won't miss is the lack of ordinary hatch-matching fishing. The grayling are almost too easy to catch.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
OldredbarnJune 14th, 2011, 10:34 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2537
Jason,

Thanks for sharing you experiences etc since you have been way up there. We here at TroutNut have had wonderful stories, photos, something of an education on Alaska and it's fishery, and even got to share a bit in a love story...Can't beat that...And to think most of us came here for the bugs?! Go figure...

Spence

I'm enjoying the trip back to Alyeska right here from my living room in Detroit.
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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