Tuesday September 16, 2014 Jenner CA.
It looked like it was going to be another nice day kayaking around in the Russian River Estuary as I arrived this morning. The sun was out and the wind was down. Off I went across the river to Penny Island were I sat for a bit, as I watched Ray putting his boat in the water.
When he caught up with me, we decided to head on up to the musk rat nest area and get out and do some exploring. We headed on up that way, at our slow pace, stopping along the way and enjoying the day.
Looking for the old trail
We were headed to this spot and wanted to hike up to the left of that rock I call buzzard rock. I think there is an old overgrown trail up there that I was on about three years ago, but I need to find it again.
We worked our way up the hill a little further, but didn’t find the old trail I was looking for, but we found some other trails that look encouraging.
The old road to Goat Rock
Just past that spot, I crossed a trail and realized it was an old road that went on down to the Goat Rock area, which we’ll have to explore some time. This would likely be the very first road down to the mouth area on the south side of the river, a time before the modern day roads. It goes through a lot of brush now.
I went on home for a good nap, then got the energy to work on the stuck back brakes on my little quad runner, which was a bear, but I got it apart, greased it up and got it back together with only minimal trouble.
That was my day.