It was to Echo Lake in the Uinta Mountains that we were headed towards. Unfortunately, about forty-five minutes on the rough and rocky road the weather turned and we were forced to turn around. We needed a new destination, and something close. We remembered that there was a short trail off of the road just over Bald Mountain Pass. We decided to give it a try.
The hike in was beautiful, as the pine trees quickly covered themselves with snow, it was easy to lose the trail every now and again. The trail takes you far enough in that you forget that you are less than a mile away from the road and your car, and we quickly forgot that as well. All of a sudden a small valley opened up, with cliffs on one side and the forest on the others, and smack dab in the middle was Fehr Lake. This was our first time seeing this lake.
We fished our entire way around the lake. Fishing below and on the surface. One Brookie took a nymph that we were slowly stripping in and another took a royal humpy. We saw plenty of fish and even strike rings closer to the center of the lake. The fish, though, were not interested in anything that we were throwing at them.
As Fehr Lake, and many of her sister lakes, are beginning to freeze and access becomes limited, we can only look forward to next summer when we have the opportunity to get back to this little lake. For more images, check out our gallery.