Posts Author: René Harrop

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Brightness in a Dark Year

It has been widely noted that pandemic restricted urban dwellers targeted the outdoors for relief in 2020. Here on the Henry’s Fork, we were on the receiving end of a sizable invasion of...

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Lucky People

In the high elevation of Henry’s Fork country, inconsistent is the only way to describe fall weather. Certainly, there are times when one can be convinced that winter lies far into the distance...

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A Quiet Time

Though gradual in arriving, the warning signs are there. And the vicious cold front invading Island Park in the last week of October came as no surprise to anyone with a meaningful history in this...

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A Ticking Time Bomb

The sizable sediment event effecting the Henry’s Fork below Island Park Dam on September eleven might have become old news if not for the fact that the river has continued to run dirty at that...

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Extremes

To say that August was a month of extremes for the Henry’s Fork fishing community might be an understatement. With release from Island Park Reservoir far above recent maximums, unusually...

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Warm Days on the Henry’s Fork

With the rays of a low angled sun filtering through a shimmering cloud of transparent wings, the day holds promise. You must rise early to catch the Trico spinner fall on placid water coursing...

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Escape to the Water

As a year-round resident of the Henry’s Fork, I am given opportunity to access its riches in all seasons. Because there is more to existence than fishing, the quality of life in this remote...

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Cautious Emergence

It is with caution that the Henry’s Fork fishing community has emerged from the strict limitations enacted by the State of Idaho in response to COVID-19. Long considered to be the unofficial...

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A Slow Awakening

There is nothing unusual in the gradual building of human activity along Last Chance Run on the Henry’s Fork when winter finally nears an end at nearly seven thousand feet elevation. It is normally...

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The Road Ahead

Though not without lingering snow and chilling temperatures at times, the long journey to spring through another Henry’s Fork winter has reached an end. This proclamation is based upon the signs of...