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User Content => Road Trips => Topic started by: DesertDog on July 04, 2014, 07:47:13 PM

Title: Western Road Trip
Post by: DesertDog on July 04, 2014, 07:47:13 PM
Sorry guys, I need to pull my photos down.
Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: hm insulators on July 08, 2014, 01:56:15 PM
Golly, it's been many years since I've seen the redwoods; my brother used to live in Crescent City.
Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: agentsteel53 on July 08, 2014, 02:09:22 PM
Odd fact about CA 211 around Fortuna; it was originally supposed to be the northern terminus of CA 1 when the highway was originally planned.

as of 2009, there was a 1 postmile paddle somewhere on 211.  it's Humboldt County postmile 75.12 at Salt River.
Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: agentsteel53 on July 08, 2014, 02:12:02 PM
As the elevation rises it's very apparent that summer hasn't hit this high up despite it being June.  Thankfully it's 50 F up at the Crater Rim (about 7,000/8,000 feet above sea level) so despite as insane as I look in shorts it's a very comfortable morning

what day were you there?  I was there the morning of the 22nd.  was out of the park by 6am after taking sunrise photos.
Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: mefailenglish on July 08, 2014, 05:08:58 PM
As the elevation rises it's very apparent that summer hasn't hit this high up despite it being June.  Thankfully it's 50 F up at the Crater Rim (about 7,000/8,000 feet above sea level) so despite as insane as I look in shorts it's a very comfortable morning.  Personally I prefer these parks in the off season, they always looked better covered in snow to me.
Couldn't agree more...this was mid-April:
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Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: mefailenglish on July 12, 2014, 04:47:56 PM
Nice, how much of the west rim road was open back then? 

None of the rim roads were open.  You could get up to the Rim Village but that was it. 
Title: Re: L.A. to Phoenix 2,700 miles
Post by: CtrlAltDel on July 12, 2014, 04:59:04 PM
Ah, the Gaviota Tunnel, just outside my beloved Santa Barbara. Shame you missed the Channel Islands.
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