Monday February 17, 2014 Jenner CA.
A hike on the Poison Oak Alley Trail at Jenner
I decided not to be off on my trip to Quartzsite today and I’m glad I postponed it, as I watched all the traffic go by today while I was kayaking.
Since I had most of the stuff put in my van I had time to go kayaking, so I went down to Jenner.
When I arrived, the wind was up to around twenty five MPH, so I headed up stream to the Eagle’s Landing area as it’s usually not quite so windy in that area and besides, I’d had enough of the river’s mouth area yesterday with the seasickness thing. The sun was mostly out with just a little overcast.
From there I paddled up the river a little further while the wind was picking up some more. Seemed like a good idea to go back down the river a bit to get out of some of the wind, but I wasn’t in to going to the river’s mouth, after my seasick day, yesterday, so I was thinking of going for a little hike at Swamp Rock. And besides, I needed to test out my legs as they are finally starting to get a bit better after sliding down Red Slide a few weeks ago.
A hike to Swamp Rock
Swamp Rock is in a swampy area, sometimes it has water in it and sometimes it doesn’t.
Ok, so it’s going to be a hike on Poison Oak Alley Trail
I followed the trail over to the rock and eventually, the trail turned to water, so I abandoned that idea and decided to walk up the river on the Poison Oak Alley trail that goes all the way up to Eagle’s landing and beyond. Eagles landing is about three quarters of a mile.
Eagle’s Landing Area
I hung around the Eagle’s Landing area for a bit, before heading on back down the trail at a leisurely pace, taking my time, as I was getting a bit tired by now.
By this time, the wind was up big time and the waves were rather large as I crossed back over to the visitor center. I had to put my camera away when I got to the big wave stuff as the wind was trying to take my paddle out of my hands and had to pay attention to things if I didn’t want to capsize.
Needless to say, there weren’t many other people on the river here today, and that was just fine with me.
Had a nice day.