Paddling the Elkhorn Creek, 2016

This weekend was perfect weather for a paddle… it was sunny and 79 degrees with a slight breeze!  I loaded the kayak on my truck and headed to Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County, Kentucky.  My put-in spot was the Elkhorn Acres River Access on Peaks Mill Road.  Water-level was perhaps a bit low for this time of year but sufficient enough for a peaceful day of paddling.  During almost 4 hours on the water, I encountered dozens of fisherman lining the muddy banks of the creek trying to hook their first trophy bass of the season.  Newly hatched goslings struggled to keep up with mother goose as they dodged the bow of my kayak.  Hundreds of turtles, lined-up on logs, sunned themselves until I passed too close… causing them to catapult themselves a few feet into the murky waters below.  What a great day!  Need a break from the stresses of daily life?  Put down the TV remote or smartphone…dust off your hiking boots, load up a small backpack… get out and enjoy a day in nature… it will do your body good!

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