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 fear has been another devastating blow to the road. The most recent rain storm was pretty brutal and hit the road hard. Here’s a first look… (Click on images toContinue reading “Ridge Route Conditions – PHOTOS”
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 ended up being the deciding factor for the placement of the road. When surveying locally, there were pre existing options that could have been used in place of the sectionContinue reading “Ridge Route & Rain”
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 this coming week, here’s a spot to keep an eye on. I would not recommend driving through this part (map below) if you do not have a vehicle with goodContinue reading “Ridge Route Washout? (Photos)”
On August 31st, around noon, a the Route Fire started off the I-5 just North of Castiac. It took 5 days to put out and burned 5208 acres, including much of the South Ridge Route. The incredible firefighters were able to save almost every structure on the road (I’ve gathered there were a couple RVsContinue reading “Ridge Route: The Aftermath of the Route Fire”
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 anyone to drive the closed off section of the road. It is, however, accessible on foot, bike, scooter, horseback, unicycle… whatever creative way you could get back there without aContinue reading “Ridge Route Travel Guide”
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 condition at Gorman Post Road right off the 138. Wonder if it’s original or has been redone?