Hello again! It has been quite some time since I have signed on to deliver a post, so I figured it was time to do so again. My last two months have been filled with working, spending time with family, and a few adventures. The pictures can explain the rest. Enjoy!
The entire Baer family made a trip to Camp Deer park to surprise my brother Kenton; he was very surprised. We had a great time hanging out and exploring the new cabins that he built.
Part of the Baer family also got to join the Dimmigs for a weekend in the Adirondacks. It was a lovely extended weekend, with plenty of delicious food, hikes, and fishing.
It has been a lovely summer so far, but I am ready to return west and continue my exploration. Nevertheless, I will always love these places and will forever dream about them.
The last couple weeks have come and gone quickly, with little time to spare. Between working and fishing I have kept myself very busy. New York is a wild and wonderful area and does not disappoint the outdoorsman. Last weekend I decided to do a little exploring. So I hopped in my car and started driving. There was no destination just exploration that lead me forward. Occasionally I would stop and take a picture or cast a line into a roadside stream. I was surprised to catch trout at almost every place I stopped at. There are so many fabulous miles of trout streams that people drive over without a second thought. These little excursions are why I love fishing, because it takes me to places that I would otherwise not see.
Over the last month I have also found myself making many return trips to the famous Neversink River where the trout and scenery never seem to disappoint. I have taken several people there including my brother Kenton. Now even though he does not fly fish I still allow him to come cast a rod with me. We usually make it a competition (as is the Baer way) to see who can catch the most fish (He has not beat me yet).
The Neversink also supports a load of wildlife, I have been lucky enough to see rattle snakes, garter snakes, turtles, loads of birds, turkey, deer, and multiple black bear.
This creature here is probably the most exotic one that I have seen for a while. It is an eel that has made its spawning run all the way from the Delaware river to the cool headwaters of a small trout stream. They average from about 2 to 3 feet long and spawn in the shallows where there are lots of pebbles to hold the eggs. It was really a sight to watch them makes there reds (spawning beds or nests).
Besides all the wonderful adventures, I have also been lucky enough to work with my brother building cabins for Camp Deer Park (CDP). It has been a wonderful opportunity to learn many new skills and to put in many long days of hard work. The cabins are made out of wood that was grown and harvested on CDP land. These cabins are built to last forever and they are nicer than most places I have lived in or will for that matter. Kenton has put in countless hours on these cabins and it really shows. He is a real genius when it comes to building anything. Hopefully some of his skills rub off on me.
I will end the post with a few more pictures and some final words. I would like to say thank you to our faithful readers who persistently visit our blog even though Gordon and I have kind of slacked off over the last few months. We hope to continue the blog into the next couple of years and would love to see it grow with some more readers. So make sure to tell friends and family about it! Thanks again!
I recently moved to New York to help my brother build cabins at a children’s camp. One of the positive qualities about this camp is that it is set in the Catskill mountains where there are many fabulous trout streams less than a half hour away. Famous streams such as the Beaver kill, the Neversink, and the Esopus are only a short drive away. Unfortunately, I can not spend all my time fishing, but I do get the weekends which leaves me two days a week to explore the surrounding waters. On my first weekend I decided to fish the famous Neversink Gorge area. I fished the Gorge area on both Saturday and Sunday and still did not even cover half of it. It is a beautiful place away from civilization and is chock full of wild brown trout. Words cannot do this place justice, so I will let the pictures do the rest of the telling.
It has been about a week and a half since I arrived here in New York, but the place already feels like home. It is great to spend some quality time with my older brother and work with him as well. I hope that I do not annoy him and that I actual help him get some work done. Enjoy the pictures, they’re a glimpse of how great this place is.