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.
Welcome to an amazing drive.
Surely there is a way to fit "pedestrian" onto a sign. Typesetting is not that difficult.
You don't really expect your highway to bank onto a river bridge...
You know it's going to be a good drive when: ...
"Chinese Camp"? Oh, wait, it's a town... wait, it's a town? what the f?
The water would normally reach pretty much to the start of the tree line... California, eh?
The chibibibies are admiring Kanaka Creek
Overlooking where Kanaka Creek and Moccasin Creek meet
Overlooking Kanaka Creek
Jacksonville Rd. bridge. Note the waterline on the concrete pylons... yeah, it's drought season.
"Golden Chain Highway" between Moccasin and Coulterville
Golden Chain Highway lookout point
View of the most amazing bit of road in the "Golden Chain Highway" part of highway 49
The "Golden Chain Highway" stretch is probably one of the best drives you can do.