Wild Northerner Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 55

drives around Jellicoe on logging roads, without too much trouble.

Would I do it again? Absolutely without question. Would I go for 10 days again? I would have no problem with it. I would be more at ease if it was one week next time.

I believe every angler must, at some point in their lives, take an extensive road trip and go far away. Not just for some good fishing, but to experience remote wilderness.

The scenery and wildlife up in Jellicoe was astounding. We saw bears, moose and eagles every day. We even watched two bald eagles fight with a golden eagle in the sky and amongst the trees.

Considering the season, I can think of no better time than now to hit the road and go for a fishing adventure.

Next time, we are taking a truck. We proved it could be done in a car. Next time, we don’t want to feel like circus clowns jammed tightly into a novelty car when we arrive.

Long road trips may take a long time, but they provide enduring memories. They also provide the opportunity to talk and re-connect with friends in a meaningful way, LOL, because you are forced to sit about two feet apart from one another in a confined space.

Safe travels this season.