Good Time to Walk In the Forest

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

Around 2 or so I thought a walk in the hills would be good so I rode the dirt bike up to a place I wanted to check out, parked here and walked on down that road in front of the bike.biketrail

 

Old road

It was a nice old road that I’d dozed off for a fire break during the recent forest fire.road

 

The road continued on as the trees shaded it from the sun. It soon ended and I continued on through the forest to see where it had stopped in relation to where I would come out at the bottom.road3

 

I eventually came out here at the bottom on this road. So now I needed to hike back up the hill as that’s where the dirt bike was.trail4

 

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. flag

 

I walked up this old road on the way back to the dirt bike.trailup

 

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.trees

 

Plans change

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.

Nice day.

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1 Response to Good Time to Walk In the Forest

  1. Nancy K says:

    So interesting about the trees. I thought they all had red bark. We sure haven’t been having the rain we need. Too funny … I’m always canceling those shopping trips … I can go later.

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