Monday August 19, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Working in the woods
I was back up in the woods working on this trail by noon today. I needed the trail not only for me to walk on but I needed a good bed to lay the black water pipe on to maintain the proper slope to the pipe so the water will flow properly.
Laying the water pipe
Moving blue clay and forming the dam
Next I needed to haul some more buckets of clay to this spring dam. You can see the clay I’ve put in so far needs to be smoothed out and the holes all filled in to complete the clay dam.
Here’s the drain pipe with a small sink of clay built around it to direct the water down the pipe. I’ve smoothed the clay out and it’s now ready for a screen which I plan to make out of some stainless steel I have.
Backs hurting a bit
My back was already saying that’s enough before I started on the clay so once the clay was done I loaded up and limped home for the day and applied an ice pack to my back right away.
I got a lot of exercise and quite a bit done for a good day working in the woods. I think tomorrow I need a rest and will go down to the river to a relaxing day kayaking.