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So this was a 'snapshot day' of the bicycle trip along one of the better routings, that was not on the AdventureCycling.org map.

Camping overnight on the eastern shore of Lake Shastina was calm, quiet, warm. I woke early in the morning to begin packing as had become usual by this time in the trip.

This day of July 13th, 2010, went something like this for me while being in Siskiyou County:

Wake at 05:30am and begin packing my panniers, stuffing my sleeping bag into it's stuff sack, rolling my thermarest pad.

Folding and packing the Sierra Designs tent into it's stuff sack.

Attach the panniers onto the bicycle rack, strap stuff sacks onto the rack and onto the bicycle's handle bars with compression straps.

This morning, we left the campsite at 07:30am after S, Y and I had had a small bit to eat (applesauce) pedaling out of the campground along 'Dwinnell Way' heading to the main road.

We arrived at 08:30am at the main road, 'Big Springs Rd.' which is also named A29 and headed north.

By 09:30am, we had arrived at the junction of '99-97 Cutoff Rd.' also known as A12 and turned left heading west. We had heard the ground water in this area had been contaminated with Arsenic and so had been careful to pack drinking water for this day's ride.

At 09:50am we arrived at the Mayten Store 7126 County Hwy A12 96064. I found interesting the history, as posted in the store, of why Mayten was named Mayten, but apparently can not find it online to share it with you.

We finished our reststop and I left at 10:21am after refilling my water bottle in the store's gigantic water purification setup. I then continued bicycling westward following S and Y on A12.

At 11:05am I arrived at the junction that lead to the town of Granada, where Y was waiting.

We then bicycled into the town to find where S had gone. At another crossroad, Y left, while I stayed at the crossroad. Then S bicycled up, then we waited for the return of Y.

Once reunited, we left on the 'Montague Granada Rd.' also known as A28.

I appreciated the beauty as we passed 'Gregory Mountain' that had a posted elevation of 3278ft.

I also liked 'Black Mountain', in the distance, that had a posted elevation of 5118ft.

We arrived 12:15pm at a cute little tea shop we had seen advertised as "Ms. Lynn's Tea" 120 N. 11th St., in the small town of Montague CA (530) 459-3439 http://www.mslynnstea.com.

Charlynn Long had a nice version of high tea. I enjoyed this strange spot of a town recollecting previous times I had had high tea with Elaine, nanny to J. In this moment, November 27th, 2010, I am feeling sad and recollecting having seen Elaine last Thanksgiving Brunch before she died.

Back to July 13th, we left continuing out of Montague, heading northeastward going along 'Ager Rd.' also known as A28.

By 4:30pm we had crested the hill and arrived at the historical marker that told of the history of the lost city of Klamathon. We ventured across and under the bridge here looking for a spot to camp overnight, by the Klamath River but felt this suggested camping spot too exposed.

Following another alternative we headed east on 'Copco Rd.' and by 5:10pm encountered a local resident named Ron Pensk who directed us to the "Klamath River Country Estates" to camp overnight by his permission as a member. Thanks Ron !

We arrived at 5:12pm at the "Klamath River Country Estates" 4710 Whitefish Pl., just outside of Hornbrook, registered, and setup camp in spot #10 in a otherwise nearly empty campground.

Now that I am back in Sacramento and have a computer and http://maps.google.com , I find we bicycled 40.5miles along the route as depicted here as a google satellite photo: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Dwinnell Way&daddr=41.49401,-122.36269 to:41.64716,-122.51344 to:41.81872,-122.49663 to:4710 Whitefish Pl, hornbrook, CA 96044&geocode=FfhNeQId7G60-A;FfoleQIdvuS0-Cm3OFt50nPOVDEtrlT5MImUHA;FTh8ewId4Jey-CkXkztDc0LOVDEof1B9ed9NlA;FWAafgIditmy-CnLVSrmSlfOVDG6uQOqTGBd4A;FSBOfwIdngmz-CmX_YeN8lXOVDHhKV2aOSV-wA&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&via=1,2,3&dirflg=b&sll=41.497682,-122.393789&sspn=0.018257,0.021544&ie=UTF8&t=h&lci=bike&ll=41.717005,-122.46048&spn=0.582245,0.689392&z=10 , and depicted here in a google terrain map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Dwinnell Way&daddr=41.49401,-122.36269 to:41.64716,-122.51344 to:41.81872,-122.49663 to:4710 Whitefish Pl, hornbrook, CA 96044&geocode=FfhNeQId7G60-A;FfoleQIdvuS0-Cm3OFt50nPOVDEtrlT5MImUHA;FTh8ewId4Jey-CkXkztDc0LOVDEof1B9ed9NlA;FWAafgIditmy-CnLVSrmSlfOVDG6uQOqTGBd4A;FSBOfwIdngmz-CmX_YeN8lXOVDHhKV2aOSV-wA&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&via=1,2,3&dirflg=b&sll=41.497682,-122.393789&sspn=0.018257,0.021544&ie=UTF8&t=p&lci=bike&ll=41.717005,-122.46048&spn=0.582245,0.689392&z=10 .

We met and got some clarity of what this campsite was from Michael of site #11.

After a rehydrated dinner of miso soup and a walk around this communities' campsite along the beautiful Klamath River, I read more of the Joanna Macy book "World as Lover, World as Self".

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