I’ve been watching YouTube videos of people walking creeks looking for artifacts, and I found a place where I thought I would try it myself. It was a nice, cool morning when I gave this a try. I was a bit worried about encountering some snakes in this creek, but after I stepped in I ceased worrying. This water is coming out of underground springs so it is clear and way too cool for snakes to be swimming around in it. I was still careful watching the banks and overhangs, but I didn’t encounter a single snake. I didn’t find any artifacts, but I had a pleasant day nonetheless.
I did see quite a few butterflies and honey bees landing for a drink of water.
Looking at this picture, you might think there some pinkish colored stones on the edge of the creek, but you would be mistaken. These are large lumps of clay that are washing loose from the soil.
The clay feels like a giant lump of Playdoh! I plan on going back for more walks this fall. I’ve had good luck finding artifacts this Spring and I will show some of my finds later. Keep prepping everyone!