Wednesday October 21, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Dirt bike ride and a walk
I was feeling much better today than yesterday and had planned to go do some shopping. But the day was so nice I canceled the shopping as what I needed could wait.
So what to do today? I thought of going for an evening paddle down at Jenner around 5 and sorta planned for that.
So I chair hopped and enjoyed the day for awhile soaking up some sun.
Headed to the forest
I put a flag here and there to mark where I’d been otherwise lots of the forest looks alike. I’m not concerned about getting lost in this forest as I know a lot of it from living here most of my life.
Riding around the forest
Well that was enough exercise walking and I now had some time to go for a dirt bike ride which I did riding around the forest.
I stopped here at this spot, a tight spot that makes the road unsafe in an emergency as a big fire truck or something might not be able to get through the old redwood trees here as they are too close together for big stuff.
I had stopped to make some plans about what to do about this problem and I made some plans but when I viewed this picture I realized something about these redwood trees I hadn’t noticed before that changed what I should do to resolve the problem.
Trees are old but small
I noticed the tree bark is not red but is grayish. This means these trees a not growing fast but very slowly. If redwood trees don’t get much water they grow very slowly but can still be very old. I’d bet these trees are more than a couple hundred years old. So since they are not real fast growing trees they aren’t real healthy which means they don’t have much in the root system which means I could take one out easily with the dozer without disturbing much. So that might be the way to go. I’ll be thinking more on that as I don’t like unsafe stuff that might get someone into trouble.
Anyway I continued my ride and then went on home for the day. I got enough exercise and was tired out enough to not go for my paddle in the evening.
Instead I chair hopped with the chickens. I did find enough ripe raspberries to eat some. Yummy, there’s still some more coming I think.