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Highway 49

You can go from Sacramento to Fresno the boring interstate way, or you can seek out highway 49, and experience what is the best drive we've ever been on. If you're doing a Northern California road trip, you owe it to yourself to explore this amazing stretch of asphalt.

2014-04-21 14:10:31

Highway 49

Welcome to an amazing drive.

2014-04-21 14:40:10

..."ped"?

Surely there is a way to fit "pedestrian" onto a sign. Typesetting is not that difficult.

2014-04-21 14:41:55

An unexpected bank

You don't really expect your highway to bank onto a river bridge...

2014-04-21 16:49:03

Undulations

You know it's going to be a good drive when: ...

2014-04-21 16:50:19

Very view

Much chibibibi.

2014-04-21 17:24:54

Okay, let's take a moment to discuss

"Chinese Camp"? Oh, wait, it's a town... wait, it's a town? what the f?

2014-04-21 17:29:12

It's drought season

The water would normally reach pretty much to the start of the tree line... California, eh?

2014-04-21 17:33:18

A view of the river

The chibibibies are admiring Kanaka Creek

2014-04-21 17:33:40

A wider view of the river

Overlooking where Kanaka Creek and Moccasin Creek meet

2014-04-21 17:35:46

Group shot!

Overlooking Kanaka Creek

2014-04-21 17:36:35

This is how much drought it is.

Jacksonville Rd. bridge. Note the waterline on the concrete pylons... yeah, it's drought season.

2014-04-21 17:53:54

Highway 49

"Golden Chain Highway" between Moccasin and Coulterville

2014-04-21 18:21:35

At highway 49

Golden Chain Highway lookout point

2014-04-21 18:37:25

Five stars, would drive again

View of the most amazing bit of road in the "Golden Chain Highway" part of highway 49

2014-04-21 18:37:33

Seriously. Five stars

The "Golden Chain Highway" stretch is probably one of the best drives you can do.

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