Located within Aspen Glade campground, is a parking area for Trout Fishermen.
A well traveled trail runs from the parking lot, along side the Conejos river.
During the day, trout fishermen will pull in, put on their fly vest, pull on their waders, grab their fly rod, and head up the trail to their favorite area on the river.
Since it is early in the season, there is some Winter damage, such as erosion or trees across the trail.
Here is one such “blow down”, that was close enough to the campground that I could assist in the clearing.
A couple of minutes with a chainsaw, and life gets easier for fishermen in waders.
One of the many hidden “perks” of working out in the National Forest, is the beauty of the surroundings.
The hill side just above the blow downs that we were sawing out of the trail, had many of these little beauties on it.
We are at 8500 feet of elevation this year.