Resting on the Russian River

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 Jenner, CA.

Kayaking Jenner and a hike too.

It was cool here last night, down around thirty two degrees F., but the day warmed up with some sun to a nice day. Since it was vets day, I couldn’t stay around here and do more yard work, so I went down to Jenner around noon to kayak. I felt a little hike was in order too, since it was fairly clear and a good time to get some views from up on the hill.

When I arrived at Jenner, I noted that the mouth of the river was mostly closed as the water was up higher than it should have been since it was low tide soon. I put in the water and went over to Penny Island, headed east up the river, but though the island channel first. I saw a big red tail hawk just before I got there, but didn’t get the camera ready as I thought he would leave as he saw me coming. Too bad, because he stayed until I got close, but as soon as I started to dig the camera out, he flew off. He teased me twice more that day and I wasn’t able to get a good pic of him. So, I headed up the river about a half mile stopping along the way to rest and observe, just taking my time. I was thinking of doing a little hike up the hill at Eagle’s Landing, up the hill on Poison Oak Alley trail.

Below is where I landed the kayak to go on this hike.

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Up the hill on this trail though these ferns.

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And past this big tree. The trail was fairly good and very scenic.

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Once I was up to my look out point, I sat down and took it easy for about an hour. Below is a picture of what the view was like up the river.

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Below is the view toward Jenner from my look out point.

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On the way back down the trail I spotted these little mushrooms on the trail.

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I then paddles down to the mouth of the river, where, sure enough, it was closed. I stayed down that way, until the sun started to set. On the way back, the river calmed down. Below is a picture of the Jenner area, just as the sun was going down.

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Just one picture of the sunset. Sunsets are easy to take a lot of pictures, but you only need one to tell the story.

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The big tree on Penny Island had these two eagles roosting on it. It was almost dark, so I’m sure they were going to spend the night here.

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I was off the water at about five thirty and was thinking of food as I had a crock pot going at home with some black beans in it and they sure where good.

Another nice day on the river.

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