Posts Tagged ‘Haul Road’

Haul Road Makes the Day

April 28, 2013

My favorite place to stop for a photo on the Haul Road, shortly before the left fork to Memorial Park.

My favorite place to stop for a photo on the Haul Road, shortly before the left fork to Memorial Park.


I can’t think of a more enjoyable ride than the Haul Road in the spring. It reminds me of the Star Wars scenes from Return of the Jedi on the moon of Endor. That was filmed in Crescent City at Redwood National Park.

While it was not as hot as yesterday, it was still warm in places. The Haul Road is usually perfect on hot days, as it was today.

I saw a couple of hikers on the road, but that was it. It’s usually empty of people.

Pescadero Creek at the Bailey Bridge can't be beat for losing yourself in the moment. Click here to view full image.

Pescadero Creek at the Bailey Bridge can’t be beat for losing yourself in the moment. Click here to view full image.

Photo of the Week

October 21, 2012

What does 23 percent look like through a camera lens? Not so steep. Approach to the Haul Road in Portola State Park.

So many road improvements this year. The Haul Road out of Portola State Park couldn’t be better. All that ballast dumped over the years has sunk in and now it’s fun riding.

Old La Honda Road (west) has been showing signs of wear, but now there’s a nicely done tar and gravel coating and in a few more weeks all the gravel will be gone.

Old La Honda Road (east) is looking good too. The entire length has new or fairly new pavement. That’s a big change from the 1980s.

Finally, Mt. Hamilton Road has also been receiving some attention and many bumpy parts have been resurfaced.

Work has been completed on the bridge at Sanborn Road on Hwy 9. All in all, a banner year for road maintenance.


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