Well into my second detour on Hwy 44, I came to this rest area. I remembered the guy, John, that I met yesterday, said there was a nice rest area on this Hwy. He wasn't kidding! There was, of course, a nice restroom with a functioning drinking fountain! There were lots of picnic tables and Stella even got to play Hopscotch! A worker gal asked me if I needed anything! I spent a little time there eating a tortilla with PB and Nutella. Then, alas, I had to move on. I had 23 miles to go before Old Station.
Overall, today's detour was really quite easy. Not much climbing and the temps were moderate. In fact, I am now a day ahead since I didn't go over Lassen.