Starting the year off right with a YakPak paddle on the Silver River. Out there early and no one else on the River. We paddled from the State Park launch down to Ray Wayside a little over 5 miles. Nice, easy launch and take out at both ends. Too bad the concessionaire at the State Park does not offer a shuttle service because the people who rent are then limited to seeing only the upper 2 miles or so before they have to turn around and paddle back. Totally different birds on the lower half of the river – more herons and ducks. Plus a better chance of seeing monkeys.