|Mount Lassen over Lake Almanor|
Some of the barns about these parts have quilt patterns painted on them. They are fun to spot along the road.
The logging trucks headed in our direction were empty, and most were courteous enough to give us plenty of room. Coming the other way, the trucks were loaded and they packed quite a punch when they went by! They are pushing a lot of air. The road was lightly traveled until we turned north to continue on 89; at that point we picked up more traffic but again - most folks were willing to give us room on the road.
|Views like this all day|
|Railroad trestle along Hwy 89|
We also enjoyed the many fantastic railroad trestles and bridges along our route. Some were made of Lincoln Logs, others appeared to be fashioned from giant-sized Erector Sets. Melinda - tell Colin these pictures are for him! (Unfortunately we did not see any trains while in the canyon.)
We stopped for lunch in Greenville. Who knew that California had a Greenville? Anna's was the place to be. It seemed to be the choice of locals, and we enjoyed a great lunch. I was a bit surprised to see "Bernie" signs in several windows in town.
Perhaps Greenville is a little patch of blue in what is otherwise pretty much a sea of red? We are seeing "Welcome to Jefferson, the 51st State" signs here and there. I think I recall reading that's part of a movement to separate California into several states. I haven't spoken with any of the locals about it, but I do wonder what this particular segment of the state would do for an economy. We see logging trucks, and PGE trucks, and obviously there are some tourists, but other than that is is small ranches and cafes. Not a lot of revenue to offset the costs of maintaining these roads. Maybe they would just charge everyone from out of state to drive them!
|Kathy among the bluebonnets, in California!|
To put a final lovely spin on what has been a most incredible day, we arrived at our campsite at Lake Cove Resort to find that our camp manager, petitioning on our behalf to the camp's owner, had managed to get our rate reduced! Rob brought over a hibachi and some charcoal so we can cook a little steak dinner. This is a sweet spot, on the east shore of Lake Almanor, and Ann and Rob will take great care of you!
|Thank you, Ann, with the beautiful blue eyes!|
The day's report: Quincy to Lake Almanor, 34 miles/917 to date