Saturday August 28, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Hermit visit day
Since I never made it up to the Hermit’s place the other day I thought today would be a good day to go up for a visit.
I entered the state park and stopped here to get a pic of the equipment they’ve been bringing in the last couple days. One of the guys doing the work was standing there so I started chatting with him and we shot the bull for a bit before I took off into the big trees. I learned a lot about what’s going on from him.
Old dynamite bunker
It’s a dynamite storage bunker that he would of used to feed dynamite to the mine as it’s on the way to the mine he was hauling stuff to. I don’t think the people living down in the valley would of wanted that much dynamite stored in their area,. This was likely a transport station. There’s another smaller one nearby that would have been for the blasting caps as you never store both in the same place for safety reasons.
Nathan’s place was just above that
I parked and went up to his house and rang the bell hard but no one answered but I saw him in the house in his living room so I opened the door and gave him a shout. He was eating and had a very painful shoulder that seemed to be out from a recent fall so wasn’t doing real good.
I said I’d go up and check out the trail a guy was working on to his spring area as the forest fire destroyed all the trails up there from heat which surprised me. That gave him enough time to finish eating.
Eventually I heard Nathan come out and could see him squirting water into the air doing some watering. The way the water was squirting high into the air I think he was having some fun doing it.
I came on down and we sat here and had a nice chat.
Headed for home
His shoulder was paining him quite a bit as we talked and eventually it got bad enough I thought it was a good idea to get on my way so I left and headed to my car down below his house.
I headed on down the hill and on through the big redwoods and stopped at the parking lot where I came in and took a picture from another angle. I found out they are trucking this stuff to a place far away that has a big chip mill so at least it’s going to some use. They likely aren’t making much money on the deal as their main concern is getting rid of it and they have to haul it a very long ways.
Back home I needed a nap then did some chair hopping around the yard.