Took a backpacking trip with my 2 boys and friend to Russell Pond in Baxter. It is a very special place deep in the heart of the park. Well worth the 7.5 mile backpack with many side hikes that you can do from the campground.

While it is not prime time fishing season we did very well this trip as the native brook trout were eager to hit a fly.

For those interested - more words, pics and a video on my blog. Be sure to check out the brook trout fish swarm on the video at 2 minutes 30 seconds. It is quite a sight!

Not a bad way to pass the time in the summer as we await ski season again.