The day culminated with five women, back lit by the setting sun, grinning as they each held up their hands, filled with Dolly varden char.
Their instructor beamed as she stood to the side of the group.
These women had participated in the spin casting class at this year’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop, hosted by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and the Outdoor Heritage Foundation.
They’d missed dinner and instead returned with food in hand.
That moment on a sunny late spring evening at Echo Ranch was nothing short of magical.