Wednesday, August 15 - I packed up gear for the day and headed off to the Fischer Gap parking area. Crossing Skyline Drive I walked down the Rose River Fire Road to the base of the Dark Hollow Falls area. I then went down the Rose River Trail in search of quiet pools of cold water where I felt a trout may be lurking. Not becessarily trout season, I was still set to trout fish in Virginia. I donned my 'sexy boots' that I got from my son Matthew for Mother's Day - he always seems to know what I would like and what I would use. With leggings covering down to my boots I did not fear rambling off trail to get to the quiet pools in case I encountered poison ivy or stinging nettles. I changed flies along the way and had better luck with the second choice. Though none of my flies were native of Virginia, I felt I may temp a trout with something different. I had many nibbles, two substantial hits (that probably didn't amount to anything over 8") and I was able to land 6 miniature trout. I found the day relaxing and one of the best. On my hike out of Rose River I came across a blue heron in the same spot it was when I hiked in. I stopped to take more photos and watched as the heron pulled out a trout bigger than anything I had caught that day. Definately a better fisherman than myself!