A 9 AM departure was a welcome change of pace for our bike trip on the John Dellenbach bike trail which circles Diamond Lake. The trail is 12 miles and provides spectacular scenery throughout the ride. The trail is also of smooth macadam and is superb for a smooth ride. The adventure began right from our RV park and our first stop was Teal Lake. Teal is the color and it is a serenely beautiful little lake in the wilderness. The trail winds past a gorgeous mountain meadow before passing through dense woods of towering fir trees. A lot of beautiful wildflowers lined the trail. Especially gorgeous was the red fire weed. We spotted a mother deer and her doe. We were suddenly dismayed when Barb spotted a baby brown bear heading into the forest just above our bike trail. Bill was able to fire off a quick camera shot which captured the magic of the moment. I was only able to get a blurred image of brown fur. Their were many small song birds and great vistas of the lake and the mountains in the background. It was an especially beautiful and tranquil experience. We stopped at Diamond Lake Lodge for oatmeal and pancakes washed down with Lattes. Another perfect day. This evening we had a fabulous home grilled meal of pork chops,potato salad and carrots. We listened to The Jersey Boys as we dined AL fresco-a perfect evening in the mountains. We then walked 1/2 mile to the ice cream store and finished our day with Oregon berries ice cream.

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