Monday, October 1, 2012
Hiking the Metolius
The Metolius River winds from the base of Black Butte into Lake Billy Chinook. Some 40+ miles in length, the last 11 or 12 are buried beneath the still waters of the reservoir.
Located along both sides of the river are hiking/fishing access trails. On this day there were numerous fly fisherman and several other hikers. Osprey are common and eagles sometimes take fish from the river or ponds at the Wizard Falls Hatchery. Like shooting fish in a barrel...