We awoke to a beautiful morning on the shores of Lake Almanor. The Temperature was about 50 and warming quickly as the sun rose. Our electric problem was resolved and the day seemed very encouraging. We launched the kayaks right out of our front yard and began our nine mile journey along the western shore. Lake Almanor is a large artificial lake in northeastern California. The maximum depth is about 90 feet and is formed by the sCanyon Dam on the north fork of the Feather River. It was damned in 1926 and is now owned by Pacific Gas and Electric. It is a major recreation area and is lined by numerous homes. In the distance the western skyline is dominated by Mt. Lassen.
On our return paddle the winds increased to about 29 knots and drove the lake into wave breaking fury. Luckily we paddled back with the wind at our backs and acheived 4.5 mph in a kayak! We were able to surf on top of the waves. It was fun but lengthy and tiring. We made a charcoal broiled pork loin for dinner. A fabulous day!