We believe in the power of nature to replenish our spirit and restore balance to our lives. That’s why, each day from today through Christmas Day, we will post a “Moment of Chill”—a short video that will transport you to a place where you don’t have to do anything but watch, enjoy, and breathe.
Today’s #MomentofChill is from Tight Loops. Before tourist season begins, Yellowstone National Park is a serene place, and in high-country streams the trout that we love to catch are ensuring that another generation will swim in waters that the species has inhabited for hundreds of thousands of years.
Yellowstone cutthroat trout (YCT) prefer cold, clear, oxygenated water with a gravel substrate and little sediment. Good YCT habitat also includes complex cover, such as undercut banks and in-stream woody debris. Spawning occurs in spring and early summer, usually after peak runoff, and the emerging fry may begin migrating immediately.
And if you’re having a rough day and feel the need for some new chill NOW, visit the Moment of Chill homepage.