Tuesday January 30, 2024 Guerneville CA.
Barry showed up for a ride so off we went. We didn’t get far before he had to stop to check out a mushroom spot for wild mushrooms.
These were the ones he was looking for. Black chanterelles. They were late in the season and getting a bit old. But these ones don’t get bugs and worms in them like most of the other ones and they keep well.
Big downed tree
Then we rode around a bit and eventually stopped at this big downed tree to check it out and talk about how to get it down safely. This is or was a big madrone tree. There’s lots of firewood in that tree.
We rode around some more and rode around some neighbor’s places then headed up to the ridgetop for a good break.
We rode around some more then worked our way towards home where Barry took his mushrooms and headed for his place.
Bridge bulkhead repairs
I spent a little time working on this hole in the bridge bulkhead where most of our gravel had washed out in a big rain storm awhile back. The rock washed out the bottom so I needed to put some larger rocks in there to keep the gravel in.
I had some cement pieces on the old bridge so I used them instead of rocks as that’s what I had. Some of the cement pieces were larger than I could lift, so I got out the sledge hammer to break them into smaller pieces that I could carry to the hole.
Enough for one day