Saturday April 3, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Headed up to the Hermit’s
Pull the rope to ring his bell
I rang his his house bell vigorously but I didn’t get a reply so I rang it some more and Nathan finally answered. He’d been doing some house cleaning for company for Easter and was a bit tired out.
Going for a hike
I’d told him I was going for a hike on his place up above his place to check out his spring area and some other springs.
I’d seen a guy who helps Nathan with some crampons that you pull over your shoes to get a better grip while walking up in these steep hills.
I thought they’d be good for walking on the slippery rocks at the ocean so I ordered a pair and today I was going to try them out as I was going up some steep slippery hills.
I bought these at Amazon for under 20 bucks. Here is the link for them.
Amazon.com: Limm Crampons Ice Traction Cleats XLarge – Shoe Grips on Bottom of Shoes Quickly & Easily Over Footwear for Snow & Ice – Portable Microspikes & Ice Cleats for Shoes & Boots: Sports & Outdoors
I used them to go up some real steep hills that my shoes would have slipped down the hills and I was really impressed how well they worked. Highly recommended after using them.
Hike up the hill
Worked well on rock too
And got a chance to try the crampons on rock. They worked real good and should work real good on the slippery rocks at the ocean. I continued up this ravine to look for springs. There was quite a bit of water here and there in the rocks but I wasn’t sure I was still on his property or not.
Steep by gorgeous area
I was up there a couple hours hiking around enjoying myself and getting some exercise too.
I had let Nathan know I wasn’t going to stop at his house on the way back as not to disturb his house cleaning.
Very impressed with the crampons
I must say I was real pleased with how the new crampons worked out allowing me to go places I wouldn’t have been able to go without them without breaking my neck.
I was pretty beat when I got home so a good nap was in order.
Then I went over and helped my brother Tom do some stuff at his place and the day was about over.
Carl in comments suggests I use the plastic irrigation valve boxes with lids to cover up my valves up on my spring water line. I had thought of them and use a lot of them around our houses but up in the hills one of the purposes of covering up the plastic water lines is to keep them from burning up during a forest fire so that’s why I’ll use something metal instead. I do like those boxes. I have so many of them around our houses it’s going to made someone’s life miserable trying to figure them out after I’m gone. :O) Thanks Carl.