Photo by Dave Buchanan

Tracy and Jason Clark of Grand Junction enjoy fishing from their paddle boat on wildflower-festooned Eggleston Lake. Fishing was good, they said, but the big ones got away.

When up is down

Trying to beat the heat? Get up on mesa for lower temps, summer fishing

Midsummer in Grand Junction.
Heat, heat and more heat.
Not like the popcorn-dry swelter of the Sonoran desert, where Abbey is said to be buried amidst the saguaro cactus and naked rocks, and where it’s so dry the trees are whistling at dogs, but more the kind of heat that recalls author Kristin Hannah’s novel “Summer Island,” where “The heat made people crazy. They woke from their damp bedsheets and went in search of a glass of water, surprised to find that when their vision cleared, they were holding instead the gun they kept hidden in the bookcase.”

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