Drove west to see if a bridge project I was involved with back in the day, was still standing..it is.
Stopped in Cholame for lunch and to admire the décor which consists of celebrating James Dean, as he was killed about a half mile away.
I was 12 when that happened and he was, like Elvis, our idol.
Took a side road to Parkfield (elev. 1550', pop. 11), and on up the mountain.
Soon after I left town the pavement quit and it was single lane dirt road for the next 30+ miles.
Nice views though.
That line through the picture is the San Andréas Fault. Parkfield is the home of a gazillion earthquakes a year.
All in all it was a nice day. 5 hours to go 160 miles and home in time to mount a new scope and take a nap.
Take a kid shootin'.