Tuesday January 24, 2017 Jenner CA.
Sun was out and no rain
The sun was out today so off to Jenner I went around noon. I put the boat in the water and headed on up stream along this edge to get above Penny Island so when I crossed over I would hit the island as the current was still pretty fast. I pushed off into the current by that rock point up there.
I didn’t loose to much ground and hit the island about in the middle and decided I’d go up river a bit today. That big thing on the left is someone’s old wooden dock that got washed down the river recently.
There was quite a bit of current when I crossed over the island’s back channel, more than in the main channel on the other side, but I made it. I saw an otter hunting along the bank. I thought I might see it again as we were both going the same direction, but I didn’t see it again, maybe because stop and rest often. I had to work a bit as I paddled up along the river’s edge and decided to land at Eagle’s Landing and hike up to the lookout point.
Hiking up to lookout point
The trail is just an old deer trail and with the recent rains it was a bit slippery so I had to watch it or I’d be back in the river which wouldn’t be much fun.
I made it up to lower lookout point and sat and rested for a bit as my energy level was on the low side and maybe it has something to do with my age at 69. My corn intolerance thing doesn’t help much either as it’s hard to get a good nights sleep.
Took another trail down
I hung around and eventually got rested up and headed back down which is much easier than going up, but I had to be careful of the slippery trail, so I took another route down that went through these tress.
One of the reasons I crossed the river up there was so I’d be set up to hit the boat ramp as I drifted on down without working at it too hard.
Headed on in to the boat ramp
I put the boat on the car and was going to stop along the way home and do some visiting, but I was just plumb too tuckered out, so I went on home for a much needed nap.
And that was pretty much my day.