With all the rain we’ve been getting, I went to go check the creek that runs along the Ridge Route Alternate. There were a few little waterfalls down there! Super foggy driving down the road itself. Nice and quiet and peaceful.
After speaking with the Ridge Route Preservation Organization, they have expressed concerns about people driving on the fragile parts of the road. Some parts are closed off to motorized vehicles and some parts are open but in very questionable condition. I would like to clarify what is and isn’t open or maintained. My goal isContinue reading “What’s actually open?”
Ridge Route, Highway 99 and the 5 Freeway – all going to and from the same place, just from different eras. In my social distancing adventure outside the house, I drove on all 3 of these roads. Starting out on the Ridge Route in Castiac, I headed north towards Templin Highway. Continuing on to HighwayContinue reading “A Drive Down the Ridge Route and Ridge Route Alternate”
Out taking photos of the St. Francis Dam up San Fransisquito Canyon. Photos are form Powerhouse 2, all the way up to the dam site. Pretty eerie! More about the St. Francis Dam Disaster here
At a point, we outgrew the original Ridge Route and that’s when Highway 99/the Ridge Route Alternate came into play. It was the next step, followed by our modern day 5 Freeway. It was built in 1933, only 18 years after the original Ridge Route, but was made to handle more traffic and trucks. TheseContinue reading “Ridge Route Alternate”
Social distancing day…? Out looking for markers on the Ridge and a little exploring on the 1933 Ridge Route Alternate (or Highway 99). If you’d like to look up information on these markers, there’s a cool interactive map here. Markers on the Ridge Route Up on the hill on the right, on the edge ofContinue reading “Markers, markers, markers!”
Went searching for little bits of history today! Inspired by interviews with Harrison Scott, I took a drive down the South end of Ridge Route to find parts I haven’t previously seen or paid attention to. One of the big things I set out for was to find the old portion of the road atContinue reading “Bits of history”
Today’s timelapse drive of the Old Ridge Route, starting at the South gate and ending at Sanbergs. The road is actually in pretty good condition! Bonus photos for the day…