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GldstrmSamJuly 15th, 2012, 3:02 am
Fairbanks, Alaska

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I drove past here twice this week and I was reminded of the photos you had on here, and I just wanted to complement you on these great photos.

This was reminder to me that what you see from the beaten path is not always what it really is.

Samuel
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
TroutnutJuly 15th, 2012, 4:51 am
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2541
This was reminder to me that what you see from the beaten path is not always what it really is.


That's very true of all those little creeks you cross on that stretch of the Richardson Highway through the Alaska Range. They all run up beautiful little gorges. In any other state, they'd each be a state park with a big parking lot, a bunch of tourists, and well-maintained trails. Here, people just drive right by them without realizing what's there, and you can have one all to yourself whenever you want.

I don't think there's much fishing in any of them, though. I had some fun gold panning, though I didn't find enough to be worth anything.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
KonchuJuly 15th, 2012, 11:55 am
Site Editor
Indiana

Posts: 496
Do those smaller creeks have much diversity in them in terms of bug life?
TroutnutJuly 15th, 2012, 6:15 pm
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2541
The diversity in these small mountain streams seems to be pretty low, but I haven't sampled them extensively.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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