After the success of the fishing last weekend at Millhollow Kari got the bug to grab the fishing poles and head up into the mountains. Unfortunately the fish saw us coming and spent the afternoon pulling the worms off of our hooks and laughing at us but the drive and stay was beautiful and we had a great time. The trees are also starting their annual color change and we saw many patched of reds, yellows, and oranges dotting the landscape.
For those of you that have not been to mill hollow it is definitely worth the trip up. Mill Hollow is located at N 40.49134 and W -111.10378 and is at an elevation of 8843 ft and is great to take a family fishing trips into the Uinta’s. The terrain was easy my 9 month pregnant wife had no issue getting to the water’s edge. Wildlife sightings can include squirrels, skunks, deer, elk, moose and occasional black bear, but bear is a very rare sighting and not generally around the more populated areas.
They are doing work on the reservoir’s dam so the water level is lower than normal. I have been told that the lake’s level has been kept low on purpose for the last couple of years for reasons unknown.
We decided to load up the van and head up to the lake. Once we got there the weather was a little rainy so we stopped at a cute little diner in Kamas and had lunch. I was very impressed with the Mirror Lake diner. the food was excellent and the waitress was very good. I would recommend it if you are ever in Kamas.
Alex and Aria devoured their Grilled Cheese and giggled when the cheese stretched from the plate. They make awesome Onion Rings with a Lager based batter. It was refreshing to get an onion ring that was not drowning it grease. Kari and I shared the Patty Melt and were not disappointed.
Once the rain let up a bit we took the 30 minute drive to the lake and by the time we got there the sun was starting to poke out of the clouds and the rain abated. Now for those of you with small kids you know that they have very little patience so I would bring some toys for them to play with. Construction vehicle or books would be a good thing to pass the time away waiting for fish to bite. There is a campground and picnic area but they are doing some lumber removal because of a beetle infestation and the area is closed. There are several turnouts above and below the lake that you can pull in and have a little picnic, but it is rough picnic as no table are available.
We did not have any luck with the fish but had plenty of fun and fresh air. We will make it up there again soon.