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May 2014 - 395 and Eureka mappicturesstories

day 1.
95 miles
95 total
Topaz - Antelope Valley, West Walker Valley
very windy day, had to go 55-ish along Washoe Lake corridor. ate at Carson In n Out
day 2.
155 miles
250 total
straight to Bishop
always so pretty. The drive up to the Bristlecones is pretty hard on the engine
day 3.
100 miles
350 total
Bishop, Mammoth, June Lake
La Ranchita in Bishop, Looney Beans Coffee in Mammoth, my fave places. If only I felt good.
day 4.
157 miles
507 total
snow, Travertine
very heavy snow (1/4 visibility) till about Lee Vining, then it got nice enough to hit the hot springs!
day 5.
0 miles
507 total
home-cation
coffee in the late morning, happy hour beer in the early evening … that’s it!
day 6.
0 miles
507 total
home-cation
coffee in the late morning, happy hour beer in the early evening … then walk to Sundance for the Fantods!
day 7.
78 miles
585 total
pretty easy drive to Salmon Creek
brunch in Truckee, motor on to my campground — good thing, because it will be FULL in a couple of hours - Holiday weekend, duh.
day 8.
200 miles
785 total
more winding mountain roads
coffee and muffin in Downieville, holiday craziness, explore Yuba City, make it to San Rafael by 6-ish.
day 9.
17 miles
802 total
Picnic Day!
Vinyl Fail, awesome nostalgic Mill Valley hiking, hang ou with Jill
10.
0 miles
802 total
BBQ!
Gannons decide to crank up the expensive but neglected bbq. We and the neighbors eat well!
11.
144 miles
946 total
back roads through Sonoma
Martha leaves 10-ish, I leave 4-ish. Curvy roads are tiresome, but the payoff is that Harbin is very pleasant today!
12.
159 miles
1,105 total
Clear Lake
Nice Harbin day, nice drive over the top of Clear Lake.
13.
0 miles
1,105 total
Willets
Route 101 through the pretty redwoods
14.
0 miles
1,105 total
looking at houses
second grader baseball!
15.
0 miles
1,105 total
another house
bake it yourself pizza
16.
0 miles
1,105 total
Ferndale!
adventure to the top of the Lost Coast
17.
98 miles
1,203 total
Willow Creek
winding 299 and the Trinity River
18.
123 miles
1,326 total
Redding
visit a camping store, cross the Central Valley
19.
179 miles
1,505 total
the slog home
really fun day at Lassen Park, where there’s still lots of snow