While planning my trip to Oregon for the summer, I had to find a route on which I would feel comfortable driving an RV. The highways 95 through Beatty and Tonopah, Nevada and the Highway 395 through Alturas, California would be the obvious route, coming from St.George, Utah. But I didn't know whether they'd be RV friendly.
Now, having done them, I chuckle that I even considered they may not be. Granted, they are both two lane roads, but Nevada's Highway 95 was one of the smoothest roads I'd ever been on. I felt I must be driving a Rolls Royce, no shake, rattle and roll whatsoever. Very little traffic, very few ups and downs. I couldn't have asked for a better route. California's 395: the same. Easy peasy.
Which leads to this group of pictures taken in and around Alturas, California. A small town with loads of wildlife, mainly due to the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge located right in its back yard.
I stayed at Sulley's RV Park, a sweet, friendly park just off the main road and about two miles from the refuge. The keeper of the office was Beth. She suggested things to see in the area, including County Road 60, a farm road that parallels the 395 between Alturas and the town of Likely to the south. What a fun drive for those who like to get off the beaten path.
I ended up staying two days in Alturas. Thanks, Beth. And thanks for loaning me the binoculars for the day.
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