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Author Topic: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA  (Read 13992 times)

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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013, 12:28:12 AM »

cattle chute

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that's even better a term than "stupor-2".  CA-152 between CA-156 and Gilroy can also be described as one.

Cattle chute is a single lane with barrier on both sides, typically only seen in a construction zone.

CA-37 is a two-lane highway with a continuous New Jersey barrier down the center.  The marsh forms the barrier on the outer sides.  Cattle chute.

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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2013, 07:50:54 PM »

cattle chute

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that's even better a term than "stupor-2".  CA-152 between CA-156 and Gilroy can also be described as one.

Cattle chute is a single lane with barrier on both sides, typically only seen in a construction zone.

CA-37 is a two-lane highway with a continuous New Jersey barrier down the center.  The marsh forms the barrier on the outer sides.  Cattle chute.


No shoulders? Marsh 4 feet above the road? Don't think so.

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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2013, 11:12:48 PM »

cattle chute

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that's even better a term than "stupor-2".  CA-152 between CA-156 and Gilroy can also be described as one.

Cattle chute is a single lane with barrier on both sides, typically only seen in a construction zone.

CA-37 is a two-lane highway with a continuous New Jersey barrier down the center.  The marsh forms the barrier on the outer sides.  Cattle chute.


No shoulders? Marsh 4 feet above the road? Don't think so.

Cattle may not be very bright, but for the most part they are smart enough not to walk on a slope that's too steep.
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2013, 03:25:06 AM »

34 days until my vacation, 41 days until my road trip. And, I just got my passport.

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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2013, 06:19:00 PM »

Have you checked the ferry schedule?  Do you need to reserve a spot on that ferry in advance, for cars?
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2013, 07:42:15 PM »

Eyup. My biggest worry is getting to the terminal one hour early from Roseburg, OR.
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2013, 01:23:03 PM »

Here are photographs:
 
First day from Sacramento, CA to Roseburg, OR (MAP)- First of two days of "hard driving". I didn't even leave until 9:30 AM, and had to get gas first before driving. I did a rest stop at a museum in Mount Shasta, and got to Roseburg at 5:30 PM/. My main priority at that point was to top up on gas (and remembering that I don't pump my own gas), get some food, and get some sleep.
 
Second day from Roseburg, OR to Port Angeles, WA/Victoria, BC (MAP) - Because I had a hard deadline to catch the ferry of 4:15 PM, I was up at 6 AM and on the road by 7 AM. And, boy, was it raining hard almost the entire way. After topping off in Sequim, WA, I caught the ferry. Holy mack! Because of a storm, the ferry was rocking like crazy, with some of the passengers who take the ferry on a regular basis saying this was the roughest crossing they had experienced.
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2013, 11:23:03 PM »

That was a pretty good sized storm.  You got your money's worth.

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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2013, 10:49:21 AM »

October 2nd (MAP) - From Victoria, BC to Westport, WA

October 3rd (MAP) - From Westport, WA to Coos Bay, OR. Next time, one more stop in between.
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2013, 03:38:31 PM »

You know..... I forgot to post the last two dys.... silly me....
 
October 4th (MAP) - Coos Bay, OR to Eureka, CA
 
October 5th (MAP) - Eureka, CA to Sacramento, CA
 
Things that I have learned from my trip:
  • Costco and Safeway are my best friends, especially when it comes to gas[/*]
  • Yelp is great for finding great places to eat when you are explicitly trying to avoid the chain restaurants[/*]
  • The FM modulator which I had installed worked GREAT for the most part.... unless there was a strong station in the area.[/*]
  • Audible through my Android phone allowed me to listen to books[/*]
  • CA-1 is very very curvy[/*]
  • When driving down US-101, get very used to Entering and Leaving Tsunami Hazard Zones. Sometimes, thanks to a sloping curve, you will be entering it at the beginning of the curse and leaving it at the end of the curve[/*]
  • Who thought the bathroom was considered a non-essential service during the government shutdown?[/*]
  • Be sure to fill up at Brookings, OR before going into California. The difference is 55 cents per gallon.[/*]
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2013, 05:31:04 PM »

  • The FM modulator which I had installed worked GREAT for the most part.... unless there was a strong station in the area.[/*]
which model is this?  I've had terrible luck with these FM transmitters.
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Re: US-101/CA-1: Olympia, WA to San Francisco, CA
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2013, 09:25:13 PM »

This was a in-line FM modulator which hooked up directly to the antenna of my radio. This is the best that I can do considering that there is no AUX input, and a friend's son was doing the install. It isn't perfect, but it was better than a cigarette lighter transmitter that I had before.
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