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Raging waters on Highway 108 corridor


Photo by Tracy Barbutes Kurt Mahaney casts a line into the Stanislaus River from a bridge near Kennedy Meadows along Hwy 108 on Monday, July 3, 2017. Mahaney said he hadn't seen anyone else fishing in the area, likely because the water is still quite high. Mahaney, who worked at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown for 25 years, is now retired. He keeps a trailer at Dardanelle Resort and spends several days a week camping and fishing in the area.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Kurt Mahaney casts a line into the Stanislaus River from a bridge near Kennedy Meadows along Hwy 108 on Monday, July 3, 2017. Mahaney said he hadn't seen anyone else fishing in the area, likely because the water is still quite high. Mahaney, who worked at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown for 25 years, is now retired. He keeps a trailer at Dardanelle Resort and spends several days a week camping and fishing in the area.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Glenn Conklin stopped alongside Hwy 108 for a bit of fly fishing on his way home to Oakhurst on Monday, July 3, 2017. Conklin, and his wife Karen, are returning from a multi-week trip to/from Wisconsin with their grandchildren, taking them to Yellowstone and other iconic locations in the West.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Glenn Conklin stopped alongside Hwy 108 for a bit of fly fishing on his way home to Oakhurst on Monday, July 3, 2017. Conklin, and his wife Karen, are returning from a multi-week trip to/from Wisconsin with their grandchildren, taking them to Yellowstone and other iconic locations in the West.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Glenn Conklin stopped alongside Hwy 108 for a bit of fly fishing on his way home to Oakhurst on Monday, July 3, 2017. Conklin, and his wife Karen, are returning from a multi-week trip to/from Wisconsin with their grandchildren, taking them to Yellowstone and other iconic locations in the West.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Karen Conklin stopped alongside Hwy 108 to practice fly fishing casts on her way home to Oakhurst on Monday, July 3, 2017. Conklin, and her husband, Glenn, are returning from a multi-week trip to/from Wisconsin with their grandchildren, taking them to Yellowstone and other iconic locations in the West.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Karen Conklin stopped alongside Hwy 108 to practice fly fishing casts on her way home to Oakhurst on Monday, July 3, 2017. Conklin, and her husband, Glenn, are returning from a multi-week trip to/from Wisconsin with their grandchildren, taking them to Yellowstone and other iconic locations in the West.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Vincent Hopkins, age 5, from Palo Alto, casts a line alongside Hwy 108 just below Sonora Pass on Monday, July 3, 2017. Hopkins, who is visiting the area with his parents, Celia Boyle and Jay Hopkins, hopes to become a park ranger some day.
Photo by Tracy Barbutes Vincent Hopkins, age 5, from Palo Alto, casts a line alongside Hwy 108 just below Sonora Pass on Monday, July 3, 2017. Hopkins, who is visiting the area with his parents, Jay Hopkins (l) and Celia Boyle (c), hopes to become a park ranger some day.

The Middle Fork Stanislaus River along the Highway 108 corridor is raging with the heat wave melting the historic Sierra Nevada snowpack. The heavy water flow makes fishing difficult but anglers have been making the effort since Sonora Pass opened.

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The Middle Fork Stanislaus River along the Highway 108 corridor is raging with the heat wave melting the historic Sierra Nevada snowpack. The heavy water flow makes fishing difficult but anglers have been making the effort since Sonora Pass opened.