Tuesday April 24, 2021 Guerneville CA.
I puttered around the yard this morning doing little things like chair hopping and enjoying the sun.
Looking for a park guy
Later in the day I drove on up to the state park next to me and looked for some workers as I wanted an email address I didn’t have but I figured they did.
It turned out he was working for the person who I needed the email address but he didn’t have it with him so we decided I’d give him mine to give to her. Of course we shot the bull for a bit before I left for home.
After some more chair hopping I made up my mind to go for a dirt bike ride up in the hills after I worked on cleaning up some of the brush I cut yesterday which I had to drag to the brush pile. I still have more of that brush to deal with but I made a good dent in it.
Looking for mushrooms
Checking out an old trail
Back on the dirt bike and riding down the road I stopped and checked out this trail which I believe is a real old one, maybe the first good trail into this area from the old days. It’s not used any more but is in the state park.
Forest fire area
Because the trail wasn’t steep and the hills were, the trail switched back as it went down the hill. I only went this far about half way as with all the switch backs it would be a long way down the hill and I had to walk back up it to the dirt bike. It’s it a good thing it wasn’t steep.
Back on the dirt bike
Working on water springs and mud in the eye
Towards the end of my ride I checked on some springs that my brother uses for his garden. They haven’t had much maintenance for quite some time and I found this pipe completely plugged up but full of water as it was heavy and should be light as the water free falls down the hill to a water tank. I found a stick and was shoving it into the end into some mud to unplug it. It wasn’t working so I got a longer stick and was working on it when it let lose and squirted mud all over me getting me in the face. The water really poured out of there for about ten minutes but then settled down to a dribble. I hooked the pipe back up and checked a couple more springs before heading home.
Even though I got muddy it was only mud and I had a nice ride.