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US Route 101 Gaviota Pass
« on: June 13, 2021, 10:00:14 PM »

Gaviota Pass is one of California’s oldest overland corridors which has been in use for centuries.  Today Gaviota Pass carries US Route 101 and California State Route 1 through it’s narrow gap in the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Gaviota Pass is mostly known for the 1953 Gaviota Tunnel but it still retains  numerous elements from the 1930s.  In the blog cover below US Route 101 can be seen in Gaviota Pass after it was expanded in the early 1930s.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/06/us-route-101-through-gaviota-pass.html?m=1
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Re: US Route 101 Gaviota Pass
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 01:50:15 AM »

Gaviota Pass is one of California’s oldest overland corridors which has been in use for centuries.  Today Gaviota Pass carries US Route 101 and California State Route 1 through it’s narrow gap in the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Gaviota Pass is mostly known for the 1953 Gaviota Tunnel but it still retains  numerous elements from the 1930s.  In the blog cover below US Route 101 can be seen in Gaviota Pass after it was expanded in the early 1930s.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/06/us-route-101-through-gaviota-pass.html?m=1

The Gaviota Tunnel is the location of one of the more blatant continuity errors in a major motion picture.  A scene from The Graduate depicting Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) heading south back to L.A. from the Bay Area shows him going through the tunnel, which is, of course, northbound only.   When asked about it after the film opened in the summer of 1967, director Mike Nichols just shrugged and said the scene was for dramatic effect.   
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Re: US Route 101 Gaviota Pass
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 11:13:44 AM »

Gaviota Pass is one of California’s oldest overland corridors which has been in use for centuries.  Today Gaviota Pass carries US Route 101 and California State Route 1 through it’s narrow gap in the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Gaviota Pass is mostly known for the 1953 Gaviota Tunnel but it still retains  numerous elements from the 1930s.  In the blog cover below US Route 101 can be seen in Gaviota Pass after it was expanded in the early 1930s.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/06/us-route-101-through-gaviota-pass.html?m=1

The Gaviota Tunnel is the location of one of the more blatant continuity errors in a major motion picture.  A scene from The Graduate depicting Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) heading south back to L.A. from the Bay Area shows him going through the tunnel, which is, of course, northbound only.   When asked about it after the film opened in the summer of 1967, director Mike Nichols just shrugged and said the scene was for dramatic effect.   
Seems to be a common theme with that film.  He also drove the wrong way across the Bay Bridge, on the top deck going from SF to Berkeley. 
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Re: US Route 101 Gaviota Pass
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 06:21:49 PM »

I did an update to the blog above with a third segment which includes:

-  A southbound drive through Gaviota Pass
-  A drive on pre-1935 US 101 to Nojoqui Summit
-  A hike to the overlook of the Gaviota Tunnel in Gaviota State Park
-  A look at what is left of Las Cruces
-  A stop at the Arroyo Hondo Bridge

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/06/us-route-101-through-gaviota-pass.html
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Re: US Route 101 Gaviota Pass
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2021, 10:42:14 PM »

I did an update to the blog above with a third segment which includes:

-  A southbound drive through Gaviota Pass
-  A drive on pre-1935 US 101 to Nojoqui Summit
-  A hike to the overlook of the Gaviota Tunnel in Gaviota State Park
-  A look at what is left of Las Cruces
-  A stop at the Arroyo Hondo Bridge

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/06/us-route-101-through-gaviota-pass.html

Thanks for posting these, and all the historic pics.  I have driven by these locations dozens of times; I've driven on the "old road" near Nojoqui Summit but have not explored the rest.  To this day, atlases still show "Las Cruces" as if it is a town, but there in no 'there' there; just a park and ride lot and maybe a CalTrans maintenance facility.  I've never stopped to explore the Arroyo Hondo bridge either.
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