Tuesday December 8, 2015 Jenner CA.
I could see Jenner was fogged in as I drove into town this morning. But the wind was down, so I put my boat in the water. Ray was already there putting his boat in the water.
Todays mouth breech was canceled
The lady running the visitor center said they canceled opening up the rivers mouth because the ocean was too rough and I think there was too much fog which made things unsafe to do it.
We paddled across to Penny Island and decided to head on down to the mouth area to see what was going on hoping the fog would lift soon, but it didn’t.
Ken retrieving an old tire
Flooded Penny Island
We paddled up the island back channel and were going to go ashore on the upper end, but the water was at a level that made getting out of our boats not too easy so we decided to go up to Telescope and try and get out there instead.
Just as we were about to leave the upper end of Penny Island Ray says there’s two caterpillars on the grass. I go over to have a look at one of the caterpillars which was on some grass about six inches above the rising water.
Poison Oak Alley Trail
That put us on the Poison Oak Alley Trail. We first started down the trail, but we only got about fifty feet before we ran into a part of the trail that was flooded, so we turned around and went up the trail instead.
Even though it was foggy it was rather nice out and we took our time getting back to the boat ramp where we took our boats out and went on home for the day.