Sunday February 12, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Forest exercise day
I still have a few things I want to get done on the old trail. I needed to take the small chainsaw up to the other end of the trail and cut some brush and downed old trees off the trail so I rode on up this trail to get to the other trail, but this big tree fell sometime in the last couple of days.
Tree fell down
It was a pretty big mess but it looked like if I cleaned the smaller logs up off the trail I could get by without using the chainsaw. I didn’t want to use up the gas.
Looking down at the fallen tree’s stump, it looks like it just fell over during the last rain.
That took a lot of energy to get it all cleaned up so I could pass under the big log which was a small fir tree.
I rode under the tree and on up the trail through here.
Work area on the old trail
The other old trail wasn’t far from that spot. I parked the quad and took the saw down the trail until I got to this small downed tree which I cut in two and threw it off the trail, down the hill.
Then, I walked on out the trail some more until I got to this one. The one of the right that has a big branch over hanging the trail that got cut off. It was old and dead.
Brushing the trail
Then I worked on cutting the brush off this part of the trail which took longer than I thought.
Forgot about the big one
I went out the the trail further and cut some more small logs off the trail. I had forgotten about a big three foot diameter old fir tree that was laying across the trail, but that would take a larger chainsaw so it didn’t get cut.
Like I said I was pretty beat and could barely move so I headed back up the trail stopping often to rest the old body.
I made it to this spot where there are a couple chairs and used this one for a bit.
After a good rest, I continued out the trail to where the quad runner was parked, just up ahead.
Tree blocking the view
I’ve looked at this tree often and thought it might be a nicer view if I could cut the lower branches off the tree. I had enough gas to do it, so I did.
I couldn’t reach up very high in the tree with the saw but I got what I could cut.
Not much improvement, that tree might get turned into firewood one of these days.
I headed for home stopping one more place to cut a small tree off the road.
When I got home, I let the chickens into the front yard to graze.
And I sat around the yard chair hopping until almost dark.