Road Updates & Articles

Road Updates & Articles

Ridge Route Articles

Ridge Route Conditions – PHOTOS

We all have been holding our breath on this one…. After the 2005 landslide that led to the closure of the Ridge Route, the biggest…

Ridge Route & Rain

Let’s talk Ridge Route and rain!  There was a real problem with roadways washing out leading up to the construction of the Ridge Route. That…

Ridge Route Washout? (Photos)

One of my biggest goals with this site is to show accurate, up-to-date conditions of the Ridge Route. With recent rain and even more rain…

Ridge Route Travel Guide

Here’s our updated Ridge Route Travel Guide with clear maps of what exactly is open and locations of historical significance. Disclaimer: I do not encourage…

Hidden Bits of the Ridge Route in Gorman

A drive through Gorman to find new chunks of the Ridge Route. Following Gorman Post Road to Peace Valley Road. A nice piece in good…

Behind The Photo


Ridge Route Alternate

1933 Ridge Route Alternate

There is an optimal light to shoot each road in – for the RRA, it’s definitely dark, cloudy days! The Ridge Route Alternate was bypassed…

The Ridge Route Alternate

As traffic increased in car technology improved, the 1915 Old Ridge Route just didn’t cut it anymore. The need for higher speeds and a better…

Waterfalls on the Ridge Route Alternate

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…


Other History

Frazier Mountain Lookout

The Frazier Mountain Lookout now sits abandoned and gutted. Originally put into service in 1905, it was the first lookout in what was the Santa…

St. Francis Dam

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.…

Ridge Route Alternate

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,…


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