Saturday November 5, 2016 Guerneville CA.
Servicing the dozer
Today I was going to ride up the hill and put the battery I had been charging up, back in the dozer and grease it and check it’s fluids.
Once I had all the stuff I needed tied to the ATV, I headed on out
While going through the old apple orchard, I spied a tree that still had some winter type apples on it.
From past experience, I know that these apples in this state are sweet and crispy and very tasty, so I pulled over and found one and continued on my way. Yummy, good apple.
I continued on eating my apple and going through here.
And then past the water tanks and up this old road.
I made it to the dozer and installed the battery.
Grease gun malfunctions
When I tried to grease it, the darn grease gun seemed to not want to pump any grease which meant I had to take the output pipe off and clean out the one way valve that pumps the grease. Now, even though I couldn’t get any grease out of that gun, once I took the output pipe off, I couldn’t stop it from coming out. I had grease all over before I got it back together. That fixed it, so I greased the dozer.
I checked the fluids and they were all up, so it was good to go, but I decided not to start it as the day was just to nice and quiet and peaceful out.
A walk in the forest
So instead, I rode up the hill a little further and went for a walk checking this old trail out.
I went through here. This is an old road I was following.
I didn’t always follow the road, but most of the forest was fairly easy to walk through.
Mushrooms are starting to pop
I noticed a couple of these delectable mushroom starting to pop.
My walk turned out to be a bit more of a walk than I anticipated, so I was now pretty beat.
Headed to the top
Once I was back on my ATV, I headed on up the hill on this road.
I was headed to the ridge top at the overlook that overlooks Guerneville which looked like this.
Going back down the hill
I took a different route back down the hill going through here.
Water line is on the road
Just above our water tanks I found the water line that crossed the road down on the ground, so I stopped to see what I could do to get it back up in the air where it’s supposed to be.
All fixed up
I finally decided a couple small redwood limbs might do the trick to get it back up in the air which did the job after a bit of maneuvering.
The water tanks were right below that, so I stopped to make sure the water was flowing and the tanks were full of spring water and they were.
I continued on home where I was going to adjust the timing on my van, but that walk tired me out, so I did a nap instead.
A bit later I went back outside to enjoy what was left of the day and that was my day.