Saturday, September 15, 2012

What's in a Name?

Lot's of Promise

A name can spark the imagination. We were driving up the Trail Creek Summit road, which considering the steep climb, is reduced to 1 lane more than what's comfortable when passing oncoming vehicles. When we left the Salmon River, Mary Ann, who loves fishing in the high desert, recommended our destination - Wildhorse Creek. I like the sound of that.

Traversing alpine, then sagebrush, as we neared Wildhorse, we had the best of both worlds. The creek flows into the east fork of The Big Lost River. The Big Lost vanishes in marsh, sinking underground into the Snake River Aquifer.

Everything about our time at Wildhorse Creek was as spectacular as we'd expected. The wild fish were wildly fun; the views burst with color; and the creek was every angler's "promise land"...perfect for introducing a beginning fly fisher, or trying the skill of the experienced.

© Marian Tallon, September, 2012