Up on Cripple Gate Creek

So, I’m actually not sure what it’s really called, but the ravine leading down the mountains through Colombier is awesome. At Cripple Gate it runs through a manmade section that is planted with reeds. I believe it is designed to clean the water, at least some of which is probably waste water from Colombier. At any rate, I stopped by the stream yesterday and found quite a few interesting things, including crayfish, really big guppies, what seemed to be a blenny and a variety of beautiful freshwater snails.

Of course, questions remain. Does it continue to run during the dry season? How darn hard is it to take a photo of a water strider? Is it clean enough to snorkel?

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