Thursday May 7, 2015 Jenner CA.
As I drove into Jenner this morning I could see Ray and his son Joey in their boats over by Penny island so I put my boat in the water and joined them. It looked like it was going to be a windy day as the wind was already up, just a bit. We decided to go down river around the end of Penny Island and then up the back channel, so we headed that way.
Going around Penny Island
We cut across this little channel on the lower end of Penny Island to get to the back channel that goes back up the river. The wind was blowing out in the open water, but not much in this protected area. Ray is in the yellow boat and his son Joey is in the red one and I’m in the green one. :O)
The wind blows us along
Indian Rock Trailhead
We were headed to the Indian Rock Trailhead, about a mile up the river from the boat ramp.
We weren’t sure we could get out at that spot as the water level is high, but down a little from yesterday, so that indicates the river’s mouth is still open at least a little.
We were just able to get out of our boats at the spot and we headed on up the hill trail. The trail has a bunch of poison oak. Joey doesn’t remember catching it, so we took a chance and took him up the trail. If he caught poison oak when he was a kid, he’d remember it, so there is a good chance he will be ok with it, but only time will tell. :O) Poison oak grows everywhere in this area and there is no way it can be totally avoided.
Up the trail
Here’s Ray pointing something out to his son while sitting on top of the rock. I think he was saying, across the river on the hill is where we’ve been seeing some wild pigs, but we didn’t see any today.
Anyone want to continue to Upper Lookout Point?
The wind was blowing cool on the rock top. After awhile I asked if they wanted to continue a bit further to the Upper Lookout Point which was in the field behind us several hundred yards through the grass. From this lookout point, one can see both the river and the ocean. Ray and Joey were up for it, so we headed that way through the grasses and yes, more poison oak.
Pacific ocean view
Deer skull in the rocks
We sat around on the top of the rocks resting and enjoying the scenery. After awhile, I got up to take some photos and was moving around to different places in the rocks. At the highest point, I looked down to see this skull in the rocks. Some animal must of brought up this deer skull to this point as no deer could of died on this spot.
Something else up there too
I was showing Ray the skull when I noticed something else I hadn’t seen before although, it’s always been right in front of me.
Headed back down
Back to the boats
We rested in this spot for a bit, then went on in for the day and went on home.
That pretty much wore me out, so I didn’t get much done when I got home, but I’m retired so that’s’ ok.