Across the Great Divide

Greetings from the West Side,

Our group spent yesterday volunteering with the Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Crew. After meeting our project coordinators we grabbed some tools and hiked two miles up the Fern Lake Trail. From there we started working our way back to the trail head, “brushing” the trail as we went. Everybody in the group worked hard so by 3:00pm we were back in Estes Park enjoying some hard earned ice cream.

Today we head back into the backcountry but this time we will be chasing trout on the West Side of the park. From our base camp roughly 6 miles up North Inlet Creek we will spend 4 days fishing in the stream and hiking up to some high alpine lakes in search of brook trout, brown trout, and colorado river cutthroat.

We are all excited to get far away from the crowds of the front country. We will be back out of the woods on the 9th and we will be sure to send another update with some pictures of the fish we caught.

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204