Castaic Landslide & Clean Up

Well… we’re through the rainy season and here’s the report – There is one decent sized slide in Castaic, 0.85 miles north of the gate. There is also a blown out culvert that is starting to impact the road just south of Kelly’s. Here is an in depth view of the Castaic Landslide: Photos ofContinue reading “Castaic Landslide & Clean Up”

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 by the I-5, a section commonly referred to by locals as the Grapevine. It has sat as an access road to the Pyramid Lake Dam and surrounding campgrounds for 50Continue reading “1933 Ridge Route Alternate”

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 flow of traffic pushed for a new and improved road. The Ridge Route Alternate opened in 1933. The goal was to have a highway that could handle a lot moreContinue reading “The Ridge Route Alternate”

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 little waterfalls down there! Super foggy driving down the road itself. Nice and quiet and peaceful.