Day 9 of the fish pic challenge was a flashback to Mary May and I’s second big trip to Wyoming (original blog here). It was on this trip that we really hit our stride when it came to exploring the area. Each night we sat down with 2-3 topographic maps and picked places to hike and fish the next day. Generally, those hikes took us into the Cloud Peak Wilderness, but we explored a variety of places within an hour or so of our base camp on the middle fork of Clear Creek, including a few that took us way off the beaten path. Among numerous great memories from the trip, MM and I both landed our personal best cutthroat trout – hers at 16″ and mine at 17.5″. Specifically, these fish were Yellowstone Cutthroats – both of which sucked terrestrials off the surface. I always think a lot about Wyoming this time of the year. It is hard not to fall in love with the place. Hopefully, we can make another trip out that way next year – with the new addition!