|The Vaca Hills west of Winters, CA|
STATE ROUTE 128 climbs across California’s Coast Range beginning in the Sacramento Valley at Winters and ending on the rugged California Coast below Fort Bragg.
|Dry Creek area vineyard|
|Where angels may be heard on occasion|
...finally tunneling through redwoods before achieving the coast.
STEWARTS POINT SKAGGS SPRINGS ROAD offers an alternative route to the Pacific. Heading west from US 101 at Healdsburg, this secondary road explores the Dry Creek wine-growing region…
|Escaping the Tule fog|
|Historic Haupt Creek Bridge|
|Near Caspar (Google Img.)|
|Farming the north coast|
|Light plays in the redwoods (Google Img.)|
|Old PalCo mill at Scotia|
...and air conditions the old mills where these giants had been harvested and transformed into fencing, decking and trim.
|Crossing into Oregon (Google Img.)|
|Indian Creek Road|
|Happy Camp (Google Img.)|
|Rt 96 in the Klamath Canyon|
|Crossing the Shasta River|
|Mount Shasta from McCloud|
|Mount Lassen over Hat Creek Meadow|
|High meadows near Mineral, CA (Google Img)|
|Ancient Cinder Cone near Red Bluff (Google Img.)|
|Platina. All of it.|
The highway immediately climbs over several ranges finally descending into the course of the Mad and Van Duzen Rivers. No real food or gas until Fortuna out by the coast, but the turns are luscious and one never knows when the next curve over a ridge will afford a view that you’d stop for if you weren’t having such fun in the saddle.
|Looking east on 128|
|West end of Berryessa|
|Winters Main Street|
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