It’s unusual in the thick of the season to get a chance for a vacation with the family. But this summer, the stars aligned for a five-day adventure in the high Cascades. We decided to visit the Newberry Volcanic Monument east of La Pine. Specifically, the heart of the Newberry Caldera: East Lake.The fishery at East Lake is diverse and compelling: Rainbows, Browns, Kokanee, and landlocked Atlantic Salmon make up a veritable smorgasbord of species to target with a fly rod.I limited my arsenal of flies to dries and light nymphs and only fished when there were risers within casting range. This seemed appropriate when balanced against all the other fun activities to be enjoyed: mountain biking, waterfalls, swimming, hot springs, collecting volcanic debris.Towards the end of the trip, I was still amazed at how beautiful the place was. The white pumice beach and azure waters made it seem like a true Redneck Riviera.Back here in the Valley, summer fishing has been consistent. McKenzie trouting has been great. Steelheading has had its moments in between heat waves.Summertime, and the living is easy. . .