Poision Ivy and Self-Rescue on the Gunnison

Those intrepid anglers who decide to hike down one of the so-called trails to fish the salmonfly hatch on the Gunnison River probably aren’t looking for an easy ride, given all the warnings they’ll receive from locals. Somehow you gotta think that the hike is as important as the fishing. “‘We don’t call them trails because they aren’t trails,’ Shubert said quite seriously. ‘They are steep, rocky, backcountry routes with plenty of chances to get lost or get hurt. You better be ready to self-rescue or to wait for at least 24 hours, because that’s how long we’ll wait before we start looking. You sure you still want to go?’” Dave Buchanan in the Grand Junction [Colorado] Sentinel.

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