43 miles, 2139 feet of climb (200 ft/division)
Today is the day we change campgrounds. We had to take down the tents
and pack everything into the trailer. Some folks drove the vehicles
between the campgrounds, but I and eight others went by bicycle.
We decided to go by way of the bicycle path which follows the south
shore of Lake Almanor. Gary knows a secret entrance to the path.
It is via an old road which is closed to vehicles, but passable by
bicycle with little difficulty.
While riding, suddenly we came out of the trees and saw the lake
with Mount Lassen in the distance. We're going to climb it in
Later we stopped to eat beside the lake.
Gary also knows a secret exit from the path. It is through a rich
neighborhood with big houses and expensive cars and boats in the
The Gourmet group has a custom of giving gifts. The first day of
the tour, each person draws a slip with the name of some other
person. Nobody knows who got whom. The last day, you're supposed
to give a little gift to your chosen person. Sue and I stopped in
the town of Chester at a thrift store to look for gifts. We also
bought some camping plates to replace our old ones that broke.
Tonight while we were eating dinner, Dave Allen arrived in his camper. Dave was the founder of the Gourmet group over 25 years ago. He will accompany us for the last four days.
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After dinner, we enjoyed a concert by Dave on his violin and
Bob on his guitar. They both are fine musicians and they played
and sang a number of folk songs as the sun set over the lake.
I recorded a bit on my digital camera in video mode.
Unfortunately I missed Bob's song "Garbage" but I did manage
to get a few seconds of two others.
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