Wednesday April 3, 2019 Russian River Guerneville CA.
Russian River drifting in kayaks
I met John and Ray at Ray’s house this morning to load our boats in Rays truck. John’s wife Cheryl was there to drive Ray’s truck back to Guerneville where we would take out. She would leave the truck in town for us to pick up and walk home.
Hard boiling eggs
Cheryl has chickens so I mentioned cooking fresh eggs longer to make them easier to peel. She says she pressure cooks hers for six minutes and they are easy to peel. George of Awesome travels in the side bar also agrees that more cook time helps peel fresh eggs easier and Pat in comments has another method that works for her. I always say if it works for you do it. :O)
Put-in at Steelhead Beach
We all loaded in the truck and drove up the river to Steelhead beach and put our boats in the water. Cheryl took off with the truck back to Guerneville and we started off down the river drifting as there was a good current from the recent rains. The water was still a bit muddy too.
Light mist ahead
Korbel summer bridge
Lunch spot at Korbel’s hole
During lunch we checked out this redwood tree that had fallen off the mountain in the last storm. At high water the river would be over 30 feet over our head at this spot. Ok, more like 40 feet this last high water a few weeks ago when I was down in Arizona. The next high water will take that down redwood tree on down the river.
Not much wild life
We went under the bridges at Guerneville. This is the new bridge and that metal one is the old bridge which is historic and we will pull out just past it at what is called Johnson’s Beach at Guerneville where the summer damn is.
We packed our boats up to the locked gates and Ray retrieved his truck. We loaded our boats and drove on back to Ray’s house where we unloaded his truck and went our separate ways.
Nice drift down the river today even with the light mist which just makes things interesting.
Once I was home it was nap time for me and that was my day.