Monday, July 28, 2008

2008 Lake Almanor Day 3

Drew and Morgan drove up very late Sunday night and got here about 1 a.m. Monday morning. When I woke up, I had a text message from Morgan saying that she would see us at 2 a.m., but they were no where to be seen. Given our spotty cell phone reception at the cabin, I drove up the road and tried to call both of their phones, but got no answer. Driving back to the Dorado Inn, I walked towards the end of the cabins and was relieved to find their car parked at the end. Drew and Morgan were both sound asleep on the couch in the Tomasin's cabin.

My plan for the day was to take Jack mountain biking on the Bizz Johnson Trail. While Sharon, Janie and Joy took off to run along the trail on the Western Shore of Lake Almanor, Jack and I took off for Susanville. After last year's multiple fiascoes of trying to rent bikes, we brought bikes with us this year. The eastern trailhead is located at old Susanville Depot. Jack and I rode a little over 5 miles up the trail to the two old railroad tunnels. It was a steady climb up the old railroad grade. This section is of the trail winds along the Susan River. The ride back went very fast; it was all downhill. In total, we covered about 10.5 miles.

After a quick lunch and stops at a couple of different waymarks, Jack and I headed back to the Dorado Inn.

Morgan, Drew, Sharon and Janie spent the early afternoon on the boat with the Snipes while we were winding our way back.

The rest of the afternoon was spent playing horseshoes. It has gotten more complicated in recent years. Drew, David, Robbie, Danny, Nathan and Adam are all in the mix in addition to Hunter, Snipes, Wallen, Tomasin and I.

Drew took Jack for a long ride on the waverunners.

Sharon and Janie took off about 4 p.m. and headed back towards Sacramento.

The Tomasins made a great burrito dinner.

The group finished the evening listening to an impromptu concert; Drew played the guitar and sang with Morgan around the picnic table.

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