Tuesday April 30, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Headed for the hermits
I thought this would be a good day to go for a hike up in the hills to see if the hermit was home or not, or maybe gone?
Not less but more work
I thought if I went for a hike I’d get a break from some of the work I have to do around here, but I was wrong about that as I worked even harder before the hike was over.
Armstrong State Park hiking
I take shortcuts when I can as I don’t really like following the roads and went through this area walking up along this little creek through the poison oak which there is a lot of and I don’t catch the stuff.
Deer not a good sign
No one home
I suspected he wasn’t going to be there but looked around and rang his bell and sure enough no one was there, but I did see one of his cats. Someone had been feeding the cats and his birds but I don’t think it was him. I think he may be in an old folks home somewhere?
I’ll check with a neighbor
Once I caught my breath I continued on up the hill to the house but the gate was locked so I followed a road which I thought might go around the gate and to the house but it went to another neighbor I didn’t know about a lady named Margo and she was home. I talked with her a bit but she didn’t know much about Nathan and pointed me to the way to the other neighbors where I was headed saying she likely would know.
I sure didn’t need another hill
So I headed back up the hill with my legs and feet saying they were tired out.
No ones home
Well the lady wasn’t home but I did get some barks from her dog.
Shortcut back down the hill
Once I’m up a hill I like to take a different way back home a lot of times so I decided to go cross country down this hill which turned out to be rather steep in places. I also had to get over a fence down there without breaking my neck but I made it. I was really getting tired out so going over stuff was getting a bit difficult and my body was doing a bit of complaining with hurts and pains especially in my legs.
Getting worn out
Dragging my butt home
I could barely hike getting through this stuff as I was pretty pooped out. Lucky it was down hill but I still had a mile to go to my house once I got out of this area and back into the park proper. I was dragging but I made it and took it easy for the rest of the day as that’s all I could do anyway.
Nice day hiking in the forest, these kinds of hikes really improve my balance as they work all the leg muscles and more. :O)