Friday, May 14, 2010
Floating Silver Creek
The Sun Valley Families blog features a nice post on another activity to enjoy at The Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve this spring: kayaking.
Silver Creek is a great place to explore by canoe or kayak. For an angler, it can be an illuminating (and humbling) experience: Schools of fish dart under the canoe; big trout lurk in the shadows.
You'll surely see waterfowl, herons, marsh wrens and many other birds. If you're lucky, you may see a mink or a moose.
If you're planning to float the creek, now is a great time to do it, because the stream is not yet open to fishing (the season opener is May 29).
You can still float the creek during fishing season, but please respect anglers: Stay quiet, don't splash the water and float behind anglers when you pass. Also, be sure to sign in at the visitor center.
We hope to see you on the preserve, and enjoy your float!
Photo by Giuseppe Saitta.