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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hell Can Be Found in the Foothills of the Sierra Anchas

(by Bryce Bare)
Harper and I loaded the truck with our binos and steak and headed for 23-South.  We put in 8 hours of hard glassing between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  We took a few breaks from the glass to call and hike.  We ended our day Saturday without seeing a bear.  Most of our time was spent at 5000ft
and the pears are certainly not ripe at that elevation.  We saw some incredible country that I insist will produce a bear at some point this fall.  It was hot and humid... the gnats were terrible... the snakes were out... and the country brutal.  Hunting the Sierra Anchas in August is not for the faint of heart.