Tuesday March 28, 2023 Guerneville CA.
It rained until around noon and let up. It was too wet to work on projects, so I gassed and sharpened up my chainsaw to ride up into the forest for a ride.
I knew there were three trees down across the roads that needed cut off the roads, but I figured it would mostly be a nice ride through the wet forest. I put my rain jacket on just in case.
This was the first tree I stopped to cut off the road. I thought I’d parked far enough out of the way of the logs I’d cut off the tree, but I was wrong.
The first piece I cut rolled down the hill and right into my quad runner. No damage though.
I was more careful with the second piece I cut and made sure it was headed away from where the quad runner was before starting it to roll down the hill and out of the way.
And I knew about this one which was just a bit up the hill from the other one. It looked foggy up the hill as I was near the top.
I got that one cut and off the road.
At the top of the hill, there was no view, just fog.
This next log I knew about too, so stopped and got out the saw.
I got that one cut up and thought I was done cutting logs off the roads and could just ride around the rest of the day, but I was wrong about that.
Not far from that one, I saw this one, so,the day was turning into a bunch of exercise, instead of play time. I had to be careful with this one as it was still up in the air.
By now I was pretty beat, but there was one more, right here and it was a big mess.
Being tired out now, I cleared enough to get by. It started to rain which I was hoping was just a shower and it was, but I was getting a bit wet.
That big black cloud was dropping some rain drops and they were getting bigger, so I thought I better head towards home.
I rode on down this trail and had to stop to throw some fallen branches off the trail.
By now it was raining lightly as I headed down the trail.
I made it home and the rain picked up for a short time and then stopped for most of the rest of the day.