Tuesday July 5, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Trail exploring day
There were a few clouds in the sky today for a nice day.
Around 3 I hopped on the dirt bike and rode on up into the hills.
But first I set up my phone with GeoMap as I wanted to try recording the routes where I walked today. All I had to do was open the app and push record and start walking and it would record where I went.
On the way up I went by the water tanks to check the pink ribbon water level gauge. The tanks are almost full, just two feed down from the top says the pink ribbon. That means I can water a bit more.
From there I rode on up to the trailhead where I’ve been working lately taking this road.
Old animal trail
When I got to the trailhead I sat down and enjoyed the day a bit before working my way up this old animal trail that seems to come and go in places.
No video today
I didn’t do a video today as I figured I’d be going around and around looking for the old trail in spots and be busy enough doing that.
I spotted these two sticks poking up in the ground and remembered I’d put them there a long time ago to mark where a piece of the trail started so I followed them until I lost the trail again.
Some places were fairly easy going. I knew the trail had to be around here someplace or at least it should be as this was a likely place for one.
Old orange flag
I spotted this orange ribbon in the tree which I checked out. It turned out to be another mark of where the trail starts again which I had put up a long time ago, so I followed that for a bit until I lost the trail again.
I made it as far as I wanted to go and decided to try and follow the route back that I had mapped on the phone, or at least watch the route to make sure I was going in the right direction. That turned out to be not so easy as with the big trees, the route didn’t seem to be that accurate, or maybe I just need more practice using the thing. :O)
Anyway the purpose of this trip was to explore where the old trail went and try to figure out the best route so I needed to explore around a bit going different ways to have a look for the best way.
I went through these big redwood trees where it seemed the trail should go.
I was pretty tired out by now so I sat down in this area for a break before making my way back to the trailhead where there was a chair that I needed to use.
It was quite a ways back to the trailhead and I was pretty warn out by the time I got there. I sat down and enjoyed the view and rested up a bit.
I checked out the app on the phone which looked like this . The trailhead is on the left and I walked to the right and on back again.
You can see from all the squiggles that I wondered around a bit.
Headed for home
Once I was rested up enough I hopped on my trusty dirt bike and rode on down to this spot where I stopped to check out a water spring.
I rode on home from there and about all I could do was a nap.
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