Oppose The Flow
It was at this exact spot when Herschel realized he would never fulfill his dream. Herschel was a long term resident of the Porterville Mental Institute, primarily, because he thought he was a salmon. It had always been his fantasy to follow his fishy brothers upstream and spawn.
For years, the doctors tried to persuade Herschel that there were never any salmon in this body of inland water. Herschel believed that despite the fact there was no navigable connection between this body of water and the ocean, the US Army Special Forces secretly dropped salmon in the river to spawn and then transported the fry back to the ocean.
Herschel escaped from the institute, started up the river, but, broke his jar of salmon eggs at this location and watched in dismay while trout ate his eggs. Maybe, next year!
Tule River, Tulare County, California 2012
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