Tuesday November 4, 2014 Jenner CA.
It was sunny with a low breeze as I drove into Jenner this morning. I put my boat in the water and headed on up the river a short distance to Muskrat Nest Beach.
The beach is gone
The only trouble was there wasn’t any beach there anymore with the water level being high with the river’s mouth closed. That meant I had to find another place to land my boat to get ashore.
The trail up the hill
Ray and I have been poking around in this area a bit trying to find a way to the top of the hill, so I followed the trail we’d found so far.
I went up as far as Ray and I had been the last time we were up here. There was about six feet of solid poison oak that I needed to climb over to get into the next tree area, here.
I was following a little sometimes creek up the hill and was also looking for any water holes that might exist. Near the top, I found a water hole in these ferns. It’s hard to see, but that black spot is water in the ferns.
Hands and knees
I could see a spot that broke out of the trees and ferns and went on up the hill in the grasses and poison oak, but to get there, I had to get down on my hands and knees and crawl the last twenty feet or so.
I was watching carefully for where the sorta trail I was walking on, so I could find my way back, as the trail isn’t just a nice trail, but one that goes a short ways, then forks, sometimes multiple times, so it’s not east to follow and I would need to get back down later.
I made it up to the mound, which wasn’t the top yet, but good enough for the day.
Hard time finding the trail back down
As you can see, not much of a trail, but there are some trails in the grasses, but which way now? I started off down the hill, but couldn’t find the way I’d come up the hill and was getting off track, so I retraced my steps and tried again to find my way and wasn’t having much luck, so just started working my way across and into the trees on the left when I finally picked up the trail. Good thing or I might still be there. :O)
There sure was a lot of poison oak on that walk, good thing I don’t get it too much. We’ll have to do some more exploring up there as the area looked real nice, except for all the poison oak.
I got back in my boat and sat in the water in that spot for a rest. Something splashed just out in the water from me and a seagull landed. It must have been a seal with a fish or hunting fish. The seagull dived in the water for some scraps of what ever the seal was eating?
Looked for the coyote
Nice looking bovines
From there, it’s just a short paddle over to the boat ramp where I put the boat on the car and went on home for the day.
Still working on my bar blower fan problem
I worked on my car’s heater fan problem some more. I got part of it to work, but there is another relay someplace I can’t find that puts power to the relay I replaced. I hunted and hunted around the car, but so far can’t seem to find it.
That was it for another nice day.