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Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch

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“Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch”
New fishing book by two women anglers just released covering Lone Pine angling, hiking, camping and history

Palm Desert, Calif. – Ingomar, MT – November 5, 2018

Award-winning authors, Linda Lou Crosby and Laura Dobbins, are pleased to announce their newly published book, Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch: Lone Pine angling, hiking, camping and history, available on Amazon in paperback or on Kindle. Both versions are also sold at www.fishinlines.com – where the authors post an ample amount of fishing stories and photos.

While the focus of “Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch,” is on fishing, it also features hiking on the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trail inside the Inyo National Forest as well as other tourist hotspots. Of course, no backcountry trip into the alpines, would be complete without exploring Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada.

A little known fact is Mount Whitney was named Fishermen’s Peak, for nearly seven years. The name was in honor of three anglers, who were the first recorded hikers to ascend the peak. The 14,505 summit was used as a science lab in the early 1900s by the Smithsonian. These are just two of the notable narratives featured in this book.

Other highlights include details on fishing hotspots, tips, campgrounds and recipes. While Rainbow Trout are the most sought species, in Lone Pine, opportunities to catch Bass, Bluegill and Catfish are also explored. For those that enjoy hiking and fishing – maps, campsites and route distances with directions into the backcountry are also part of the book. In addition learn to fish Brook Trout in several pristine mountain lake or take a trip into Golden Trout Wilderness and catch a Golden Trout.

The book is the first in a series and part of a six year project from fishing adventures by Crosby and Dobbins who decided it was time to record all they have learned together. Dobbins started fishing to deal with PTSD from her tour in the Middle East during Desert Storm. Crosby, on the other hand, dealt with a lack of people who wanted to share her fishing experiments.

“The one that got away!” The authors share humorous “fishing tales” (pun intended) about lines snagged on rocks, losing expensive lures and decorating trees with bobbers.

This book was published by NeonLines and LuckyCinda.

For more information visit: fishinlines.com or contact Crosby at LL@fishinlines.com (760-382-1706) and Dobbins at Laura@fishinlines.com.

About the Authors:

Linda Lou Crosby - Trout winter Lake DiazLinda Lou Crosby, formerly of the High Desert in Calif., currently living on the plains in eastern Montana. is an award-winning author and Navy Video Producer. Her highly-acclaimed documentary featuring a “Gypsy Cowboy,” premiered in Lone Pine, Calif. and Miles City, Mont. in 2009.



Laura DobbinsLaura Dobbins grew up in Ridgecrest, less than an hour from Diaz Lake, and visited Lone Pine often. A former journalist and page designer, Dobbins was also a managing editor for The Daily Independent. She also worked at the Bakersfield California and in Arizona at Peoria Times and the Arizona Republic. Dobbins has co-authored five books and operates Kindle Book Promos (kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com – a site featuring authors and their Kindle Books).