When trails open in late Spring and the ice breaks up, make a dash to the Mountain Lakes Wilderness. The brook and rainbow trout have a rapacious appetite after the thaw. As Darren Roe attests, “They’ll eat anything!” I recommend caddis and small copper john patterns and mosquito dope for the fly fisherman! If you don’t like to hike, try the Upper Sycan country where you can drive to this brook trout heaven.
Some of the most spectacular days in Klamath County are nestled between November and March, when snow-covered mountains, trees and fields beautifully contrast against the vast, blue sky. Local outdoor enthusiasts and the Farmer’s Almanac predict a snow-laden winter east of the Cascades. Cross-country skiers, downhill skiers and snowboarders are already looking forward to slapping on the equipment and making tracks. If your winter jam doesn’t include skiing or snowboarding, check out these ideas to have snow much fun in and around the Klamath Basin.
“Hearing of the Dirty Pelican late, I was still able to get a team together quickly,” said Anne Ormsby, a local dental hygienist. “What a fun, well organized event! I cannot say enough about it and knowing the proceeds go to the Pregnancy Hope Center makes it even better. Sign up for it! You won’t regret it.”
Few cities have over 30 miles of single-track trail just moments from downtown. You could be working at The Gaucho Collective, a downtown co-working space, throw on your running shoes and be in Moore Park in less than ten minutes. Throughout the trail system there are views of the Klamath Lake, the basin and Mt. Shasta. You can even see to the rim of Crater Lake on a clear day.