Made the annual hike up to Thompson Lake yesterday. My unofficial start of the hiking season begins with a trip to Thompson Lake. The trail is in good shape. Just a little bit of snow left in some spots along with some flowing water down the trail, all to be expected. It was a bit muddy but we had some rain the day before, that should dry up quickly. There was some new deadfall over the trail to contend with also. Of course the fishing this time of year is almost ridiculous. Just about any bead head nymph worked well. I used Hares Ears and Prince Nymphs and caught many trout in the 10 to 13 inch range. Perfect weather, 60's and mostly sunny made for and enjoyable day.