Found the Fishing Hat, Left my Heart…

by Rebecca on August 16, 2012

in Fly Fishing

Outdooress

Photo By Steve — Sipping Emergers

Found the missing Hat and few new Friends ~
With Marc Payne from A Perfect Drift

I’ve been back for almost 2 weeks from my trip to Yellowstone and I’m still struggling to wrap up everything I experienced, participated and witnessed for the written word.

At this point I’d say I left my heart (once again) back in Yellowstone and I’m at odds with myself over being home. In the last hours before I made myself leave, I was entertaining visions of taking off into the back country on foot never to be seen again.

Being known as the crazy lady who can occasionally be glimpsed walking a ridge in Yellowstone has a certain appeal I can’t shake off.

I might have done it, disappeared into the wilds of Yellowstone, but Steve of Sipping Emergers – also known by me that entire week as ‘He who has the bear spray is my new best friend’ – was leaving as well. With his bear spray.

Someday….

The group of people I had the privilege of hanging out with for the week were amazing. It took less than an hour the first night to comfortably kick back in the knowing that I was with ‘my kind of folks’ and feel excited to see what the week would bring.

The week flew by with fly fishing, fish conservation,  fish killing, a bear encounter, learning, exploring and a constant stream of laughter.

I’ll get to writing about it all.

As soon as I get visions of being an elusive Yellowstone hermit out of my mind.

Rebecca

 

 

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JohnNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Glad you found your hat and looking forward to reading about Yellowstone. If you disappear into Yellowstone bring a good portable internet connection hub so we can read about your experience. That would be a good read for sure

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RebeccaNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

A satellite hub and I’d be all set to hide out ~

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Kirk WernerNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

The visor was found; that’s important. A great time was had by all; that’s exceptional. If you drop off the grid and become Ms. Jeremiah Johnson, all hell will break loose on a few of my websites. I want you to be happy, but I’m also selfish. Don’t go…

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RebeccaNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I can only imagine the mess you’d make of everything I’ve built if you were left to your own devices for even a month.

I won’t go…yet.

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Fontinalis RisingNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Pretty cool Rebecca. We all have that dream, countered by a dose of reality. If it’s not bears, it’s bugs or bills or family.

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RebeccaNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Is it overly cliche for me to mutter the words — “Reality Bites”

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ShoremanNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

How is it that you and Emily always run into bears? I wander around the woods of Northern California and never see one. The only bear I get is mauling my trash can.

Mark

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RebeccaNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Well this bear encounter is really my first legit one for my lifetime. I’ve envisioned the scenario a thousand times, but what my mind always thought would happen vs. what actually happened was a lot different.

Mainly because my arse survived the ordeal. I learned a few lessons though and will write about it soon =)

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SandersNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I felt that way after last years trip…kinda still do. My wife would understand…wouldn’t she?

looking forward to the parts of the story that you don’t keep for yourself…

Cheers

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RebeccaNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I imagine the feeling never goes away and as Jason said above, the whole reality thing gets a bit in the way.

Then again, we could all make it a group effort, disappear into the Yellowstone wilds for a summer and give the tourists something to watch for on the mountain side besides bears.

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Steve ZNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I’m still day dreaming about walking off the gird….

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The River DamselNo Gravatar August 17, 2012 at 6:29 am

Bec ~ The way I see it… Yellowstone is a hop, skip, and a jump for you and me. Hence, I am there next weekend for my b-day! The only thing I wanted was to head up to Yellowstone with my bear spray fastened over my shoulder and fish the Lamar. I did feel more in my comfort zone last time up…(ugh, June!) with the spray. But, I still can pass on seeing Yogi. Yellowstone is continued “learning”… Can’t wait to hear the rest!

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Julie SendraNo Gravatar August 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

Miss seeing you in Boise, but I am sure you can understand that now that I live just outside Yellowstone and ON the Yellowstone River that it is hard to pull myself away! You have a place to stay, rest, or talk stories ANY TIME you are up this way!

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Kentucky JimNo Gravatar August 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Glad you had a good time in Yellowstone. Look forward to hearing more of your adventures. But if I were you, I’d take Julie up on her offer…a lot…

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Jim SwayzeNo Gravatar September 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

So… Did I miss it? Where did you leave your hat and how did you get it back?

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