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Missouri Lakes

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Backpacked into Missouri lakes in the Holy Cross wilderness area last weekend. That place is awesome. I could just sit there and stare at the scenery all day, it is right at timberline at 11500'. We didn't catch any fish in the middle lake but slayed them at the bigger lake up above. between 2 of us we got 28 brookies in the afternoon on Panthers (yellow, green,black). Cooked 2 of them in tinfoil with butter and seasonings in the coals of our fire. Best fish I've had in a while the meat on those brookies are usually pink but these are red! Biggest one went 12" and I was surprised how hard those fish were fighting. Just got a dig. camera will try to post pictures.
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My MDX made it up there just fine and it's not as good a 4 wheeler as an Xterra. It's rough, but definitely not too bad. The road up there is mostly along private property, but there are little camping spots by Fall River Res. along the Fall River itself. I find the trout in the lake to be either on or off,depending on their mood. Good size though. To top it off, I get cellphone service up there!
No, you can camp around the lakes. The view is awesome.
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