Above Photo: Silverthorne Lake seen from the Houston, B.C. Palisade.
My niece sent me some photos that she took from their hike up to the Houston Palisades. From the Palisades you have an amazing view l and can see for miles.
In one of her shots, you can clearly see Silverthorne Lake (Erickson), where you can get some good fishing. Some years ago we fished on the lake and caught some nice trout, but I know people who have caught trout up around eight pounds.
Above Photo: Great view of the valley, but watch your step as it is a long way down.
Silverthorne Lake is located in Houston's Community Forest where in the winter months you can cross-country ski, or you can snowshoe along the many trails that were built just for this by the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club. The club does maintain the trails in the winter.
It is a small pretty lake, and it does have some facilities, such as picnic tables close to the shoreline, fire pits, boat launch and a nice covered area if it should rain.
In another picture, you can see our beautiful, small town of Houston way in the distance.
Above Photo: A young man looking into the distance where he can see his home town of Houston, here in British Columbia. Don’t forget, pay us a visit, and if you would like more information on Houston, please visit the Houston Visitor Centre: http://www.houstonchamber.ca/
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Houston is a forestry, mining and tourism town in the Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Its urban population is approximately 3200 people, with approximately 2000 in the surrounding rural area. It is known as the "steelhead capital" and it has the world's largest fly fishing rod. Houston's tourism industry is largely based on eco-tourism and Steelhead Park, situated along Highway 16.
Above Photo: Another great view of the valley.
Houston is a nice place to visit, but it also a great place to call home.
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