Yes, 2011 is nearly over and it's that time of year when every news outlet is looking back and inundating you with the stories that were the biggest, worst, most shocking or you name it of the year. Lindsay Lohan is featured in 23% of them. I promise you that she doesn't appear in any of my posts. Yet. I started this blog this year, and it has been a roller coaster ride. I've posted 146 times, spent a lot of hours typing, editing, fishing, shooting pics, tying flies, editing pics, and brainstorming ideas. It has been a lot of fun, and a lot of work. It has been a learning experience. I was often surprised by what readers responded to. I'm going to share a list of my favorite posts. They may not have been your favorite posts, but oh well.
Ice!- Still one of my favorites, as it captures an event and season that even the locals miss out on. No one read it, maybe it's the title.
The Ravens I Know- I love ravens, and this piece seemed to just flow. To me, they are an integral part of the outdoor experience.
On Letting Go- my take on catch and release, and intelligent harvest. This one caused me some trouble.
Floating Away- this article was very popular and got shared on several major websites. The need for escape and adventure, and the pursuit of steelhead.
Fantasia in Minor Pain- a backcountry hike gone wrong. Big fish, personal injury, and mountain lions.
Looking back through my posts has been instructive- I posted a lot of filler and crap, when what people respond to is good writing, good photography and good information. I'll try to improve, focus more on my writing, and make this blog a better place for anglophiles. Wait, that might be the wrong term. Still, I'll do my best.