Thursday through Sunday December 26, 27, 28, 29, 2013 Boonville CA.
It’s a good time to check water springs for water
I had my van mostly all packed up when I got up on Thursday morning. I was going to Boonville to stay at my friend Marty’s cabin for a few days. I thought it would be a good time to explore for some new water springs above his cabin. Being late in the year with no rain yet, any spring found with water at this time could be a good candidate for getting some more water for the cabin as right now, there is just barely enough water to keep it going.
I got out of here just after ten AM and stopped in Guerneville to do some shopping and gas up the van for the just over two hour trip to Boonville.
Traffic was light and I made it in good time to Boonville and headed up to the road to the cabin.
After resting up and shooting the bull for awhile I said, let’s take your jeep up to Bear spring for a little ride, so that’s what we did.
We went back to the cabin and unloaded the wood and took a break, then we decided to take another jeep ride down to the creek and across the canyon, which we did.
The next day, I got up with a sore back, but it’s getting better. After getting going, I had Marty take me up the bear spring road and drop me off at a little creek gully that I wanted to explore for springs.
After wondering around and going back and forth a bit, I found the spring I was looking for. The spring at the top of the springs on the hill side.
There was about a gallon or so of water coming out of the hill per minute which is a good spring for this area.
After finding those, I started back toward the cabin still looking around for more springs. I found some more possibilities on the way.
I got back to the cabin worn out so it was break time. Eventually, Dave showed up for a couple days.
After Dave settled in, we took a short walk up to the cabins water tanks and checked to see if any water was coming into the tanks. Not much, just a trickle, but that’s better than no water.
Steak and potatoes for dinner that night.
The next day, I woke with still a sore back and it took awhile to get going, but I finally did.
I had Marty take me up the road above where the new spring was so I could just walk down to it and explore around it for more springs and also try to check out a route to pipe the water down to the cabin if we ever developed the spring.
He’s recovering from an operation, so didn’t go very far and left me to go back to his jeep and return to the cabin. I continued on walking around in circles exploring around that spring looking for others and slowly making my way back to the cabin.
Sunday, I again woke with a sore back and we just sat around the cabin and took it easy. Around eleven, the owner of the property came by and we shot the bull with him for awhile, then Dave left for home. Marty and I stayed around until about 2:30PM then we also headed for home.
This is one of the most important buildings we have up there, the outhouse. Has a flush toilet and a hot shower. Great.
I made it home without any problems and am now resting up from such a laborious few days in the forest. :O)
My back is slowly getting better, but I think I need to see my doctor about getting some better meds to help alleviate the problem.