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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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This old, inactive mining road heads 8 miles east off the Richardson Highway near Donnelly Dome, following a scenic ridge top. The surrounding tundra is peppered with lakes stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and the road ends at an old small-scale coal mine along bouldery Ober Creek, where several seams of coal are still visible.

Landscape & scenery photos from Coal Mine Road

Coal Mine Road in Alaska
Coal Mine Road in Alaska
This is some species of lupine, but I'm not sure which.

From Coal Mine Road in Alaska
This panorama of the Alaska Range from a high point on Coal Mine Road gives you a taste of the vastness of the landscape.  Of course, it has to be viewed full-size.

From Coal Mine Road in Alaska
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