Those Gas Stations from the past:
Now for Sunday’s ride into California..
I must admit, I NEVER thought of Northern California and Southern California. But it will take us 2 1/2 days to get through California. We will overnight in Southern California tonight.
Leaving Salem the landscape was flat and mostly farming.
About a hundred miles down the road it became a little rough/ then mountains. They would have been much more beautiful if the smoke was not so dense.
The mountain roads were both straight up and down some mts and some curvy as you would expect. It is the long 6% up and down that are tough on any vehicle.
Welcome to California..
Then a rock slide at the top of the mountain. For us it was just a sight to behold, but for the folks going North, it was a miles long slow climb down to one lane at the rock slide.
These burned trees were recent but I do not believe part of the
present series of fires. There was much more damage, this is a sample.
The smoke was so thick most of the time we could not see the huge mountains, some you could make out thru the smoke. WE finally wove our way to more flat lands and more farms and cattle. Then the million hazel nut trees.
Most of the tree farms and groves we had no idea what they were growing.
We ended the day at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, CA.
Nope, we did not make it inside. LOL
PS: Next Southern California, hopefully no fires or smoke