It’s hot. I can see the heat coming in waves off the rough-faced rocks. We are standing on top of a canyon that overlooks a river, looking down into the riverbed.
I have learned to learn from failure. All my years outdoors has allowed me some wonderful, intense — at times dangerous — and beautiful experiences.
Illustration by Davis Connelley
There is an art to bait fishing: the art of patience and the art of relaxing. It is not just the ability but the desire to sit by a river and listen to the water, the ducks and the pika.