Thursday September 23, 2021 Troy Oregon
Headed to Wildcat Creek
Marty wanted to go down the road by the bridge on the Grande Ronde River to try fishing, but when we pulled in there these rafters were loading up so I shot the bull with them a bit as I know what a nice section of the river they just came down and how hard they had to work to get over the rocks in the shallow water.
Lost my case
So since they were sorta in the way Marty went back to Grizzly Flat to try his hand at fishing with the crawdads and I started to Troy to post when I realized I’d left my camera case back at Wildcat Creek, so I had to turn around and backtrack about five miles.
I found the camera case on the road that someone had run over but it was in good enough shape so I headed back down the river to Troy to do my internet stuff.
After that I headed to Grizzle Flat where we would camp tonight. I found Marty’s van but he wasn’t in sight but I knew where he was so I walked over to the Wenaha river and found him fishing away. He hadn’t caught anything but he did say he had a couple of strikes so things were encouraging.
Putting out traps
Appetizers and bait
We had dinner and then took my van up to Bartlett bench for an evening ride to watch for critters and stuff coming out to feed.
Down the Grouse Creek Road
We drove up to Bartlett bench and looked around a bit then took the road called Grouse Creek Road that took us back down to the Grande Ronde River.
On the way we saw lots of critters that I wasn’t quick enough to get pics of. Chucker’s and quail and grouse and quite a few deer and some elk.
A big black bear crossed our path quickly on the road. It had a gorgeous black fur coat on.
It was getting dark when we got to the river as we headed on back to Grizzly Flat for the night.