I am back to working four 10 hours days at the park, it makes for a tiring week but I do get Fridays off. Today, Josey the Wonder Dog and I took a hike up the old skid road and rail road bed in the Nelder Grove Historic Area in Sierra National Forest. Here you can actually walk up and hug a giant, in Yosemite NP fences politely keep you back from all those wonderful trees. I wanted to find the tree that is called the Old Granddad, I never did find it or at least the sign saying that it was.
My favorite tree on the trail, it forces Nelder Creek past its roots.
That's Josey on the old road bed and the Kiowa tree on the right. We could hear the whistle from the shay engine at Yosemite Sugar Pine.
I like to think of this as the old grand dad, but there was no trail leading to it, had to bushwhack through deer brush to get to it. There were lots of other nice trees around this one, but never did find the old gent.
Work has me swamped, I will try to post some photos of the Legnani Lacote, the top and back are braced, but making time to bend the sides and put it together is another thing. I tried to french polish the redwood Lacote and Uke #1 over Memorial Day, they look better but need more work.
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