I rode the quad runner up to the waterfall today to do some trail work and go for a little walk too.
This is the waterfall with just a little water flowing now as we haven’t had much rain lately.
There’s a little pool of water at the base of the waterfall.
And this is the view looking down the gully from the waterfall, lots of green ferns.
Walk in the forest
After doing a bit of trail work I went for a walk up this trail taking my time just wondering along enjoying the day in the forest.
And on through here, through the sorrel.
I walked though here before turning back.
Quad runner ride
Once I’d gotten back to where I parked the quad runner I’d done enough trail work for one day so jumped on the quad runner and headed out using this trail.
I made it out to this old road and headed up it.
And I took this road up the hill.
Fire break area
Made it to this fire break area that was cut a couple years ago during a forest fire. With the sun getting into the area I thought I might find some wild flowers blooming but not yet.
I noticed this water coming down this gully. There’s a spring tap in there and the water should be going down the pipe so I checked it and found it plugged up a bit. It’s not our main spring so can wait to get unplugged.
I’ll have to come back eventually and unplug it when I have some tools with me.
On the way down I stopped to check the water tanks and everything was good there with full water tanks.
About the Hermit
Jenny in comments asked about the hermit that lives up behind the state park.
Well, on my way back from Arizona I had a premonition about the hermit that he was gone.
A couple nights ago I got an email from a state park guy asking if I knew anything about the hermit’s condition as he heard that he’d fallen down and was taken to the hospital.
So the answer Jenny is I don’t know and I have no way to find out for now.
Once I was back home I did some chair hopping and stayed out until just after dark. The sky looked like this looking to the west.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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