Golden trout have the reputation of being some of the best-looking yet hardest to find trout in the world. They live in some of the most beautiful places. Small creeks and glacial lakes at 10,000 – 12,000 feet. Although they are not native to these areas, they have flourished. These trout live in mostly untouched waters above the tree line surrounded by jagged mountains, stunning wildflowers, and rugged terrain. Here’s an ode to the the famous Dr. Seuss: “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

“It’s opener there, In the wide open air.”

“And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.”

“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights. You’ll join the high fliers. Who soar to high heights.”

“I’m sorry to say but, sadly, it’s true that bang-ups can happen to you.”

“Simple its not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.”

“I’m afraid that some times, you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”

“On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far, and face up to your problems whatever they are.”

“So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that life’s a great balancing act.”

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… Get on your way!”

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!”

Golden trout is the reward, but the journey is what gets you coming back for more.
Photo essay from Jimmy Goodman, give him a follow on Instagram @goodmannnnnn. Words courtesy of “Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go!


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