Monday April 5, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Working in the forest
I wanted to get the culvert out from the old spring so I loaded up the tools I thought I’d need in my Toyota and drove on up into the hills to get some rock. I wanted rocks in the back of the Toyota to weigh it down so it could pull more. With the extra weight it’s like a tractor and can pull a larger load.
Pushed that old stump
Checking things out
Busting up the big ones
Load of rocks
Finished off the big stump
Getting the culvert out
Now all I have to do is pull the culvert down to the spot where I want to use it to extend a narrow crossing area. I realized during the recent forest fire that the crossing was too narrow for big trucks such as fire trucks so the narrow crossing needed to be improved.
Putting the load of rock to good use
Now I had a load of rock in the back of the Toyota so I drove back up the hill and put the rock in this drainage ditch crossing. Most people would use a culvert for crossing such a ditch but that’s a big mistake up here as it rains hard and culverts plug up and wash things out badly causing erosion so this works much better and there is no erosion no matter how hard it rains. The problem with culverts is they plug up with debris from the forest that build up in drainage ditches.
Much needed nap
After that I was tired out so I headed on home for a much needed nap and that was about it for the day except for some chair hopping in the evening.