Yesterday Bill and I spent the day exploring fishing options around our area. Two reservoirs are just across the highway form The Views Rv Park where we are hosting for the summer. We drove down lovely back country roads,

until we came upon the McPhee Reservoir. “McPhee Reservoir is located in Montezuma County, Colorado.It was constructed and is operated by the Untied States Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Dolores Project, and dams the Dolores River to furnish irrigation water for Montezuma and Dolores counties and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation”. It’s a large reservoir, but the shoreline is pretty bare, and not much to look at.

However, we found evidence that someone had a good time there…

You have to be careful where you sit because there are lots of spiders (lower right), running around all over the shoreline.

And we realized there must also be some big critters running around the area seeing how something big had to take down whatever the remains of this critter was…

I was pondering how I was going to be able to fish in this area when you apparently have to watch your back in case one of those big critters decides to sneak up on you to steal your fish, or even worse, steal you…

As we were leaving the shoreline I noticed lots of rocks with faces in them like the reddish on with the white face, and the longer blueish colored one just below that. Do you see any faces in the rocks?

It was lunchtime, and since we couldn’t find any suitable shoreline area where we could sit, and the lack of shade, we returned to our car and had a picnic there, looking out over the water.

After lunch we drove down the road to the Narranguinnep Reservoir. Now this reservoir was much more to our liking.

Beautiful clear water and lovely views all around the area.

I loved finding this rope swing hanging from this tree. Almost made me want to swing on it and jump off into the water. I say almost because that water is way too cold for this desert rat to get into…

I thought this dead tree sitting in all that water brought home the fact that some plants really can be over watered!

Bill spent some time pondering on just how we will get down to the shoreline when we do come fishing here. Lots of the area has steep cliffs we would have to climb down. But we have the will, so we will find a way.

So much to see and do around Dolores Colorado and surrounding areas. Tomorrow we’re going to drive about 60 miles to Trout Lake, and if it’s not catch and release, we will make that our first day of fishing. We need to have catch and take home so we can have grilled fish for our friends here at The Views RV Park and Campground!

Stay safe, and stay tuned!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chalkandcheesetravels
    May 07, 2020 @ 20:29:41

    Great post


  2. Robin
    May 10, 2020 @ 21:09:31

    That certainly looks like the party place ha! I agree with you…the second place is more to my liking too. I love that rope swing! Just makes you want to jump right in! Miss you!! xoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      May 11, 2020 @ 11:35:54

      The owners of the park where we are hosting told us we need to go check out the back side of McPhee Reservoir. They said the back side is beautiful so we will be checking that out soon. Love and miss you too! xoxo


  3. Megs
    May 11, 2020 @ 21:04:26

    No thanks to the spiders. HA! The picnic lunch looked yummy, as usual. 🙂 I love your determination to find a good finishing spot. Hopefully Trout Lake allows you to take home some fish. Thanks for taking us on your adventures. Stafe and well! Love and hugs to you both!!! XOXO


    • beyondcinderella
      May 12, 2020 @ 11:30:15

      Thanks Megs. We do love to fish and are always on the hunt for the best places. Trout lake didn’t pan out to be one of those places so we will be on the hunt for the next fishing hole this week during our six days off…Love and hugs to you and yours. Stay safe and stay tuned! XoXo


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