I got to celebrate my 40th birthday by spending 4 days in a cabin on the Frying Pan river about 25 miles up from Basalt. We were up near the headwaters so the trout were still juvenile but I did manage to catch ~10 trout in the 10" range and then many smaller fish. I don't have hip waders so I braved the waters in a pair of trail running shoes and found that once my feet and lower legs went completely numb it was almost bearable. I got on the river every day in the morning and evening since the cabin was just 50ft from the river. I didn't take my camera after the first morning after I slipped off a rock and fell, my camera barely managed to escape getting soaked.
Looking up at Hagerman
Kind of a stupid photo
Looking up the Frying Pan
We leave this Friday for a 10 day camping trip with the boys.