Wednesday October 5, 2022 Old Humboldt Rd. Northern CA.
We left our camp on the Last Chance Creek and continued up the road just before noon today. The road went along the creek so we continued to explore along it.
We were headed out of the forest towards Highway 395, but weren’t real sure what roads to take to accomplish that so we checked the maps often. This was the main road out that we followed. A bit wash boarded, but otherwise a pretty good road.
Just before we got to the end of this road where it met highway 395, I saw a guy in his yard and stopped to ask where gas was up this way. We lucked out as there was a gas station at the end of this road where it hits 395
We had lots of gas but wanted to top up before going out into the desert in Nevada, so we stopped and took care of that. Happiness for exploring is a full tank of gas.
Old Humboldt Rd.
We were looking for a road that went over the hills we needed to take to connect to the road we wanted to take north into Nevada and had to stop for a map check a couple of times but we found it. This was a road the old timers used when they first moved into this area from the east in the 1800s.
Four wheel time
Marty says it’s time to turn in the hubs for four wheel drive and we needed it. The road got very rocky. We had to poke along in our lowest gears for a long ways. The road climbed the hill going over a pass.
Looking for camp
It was after 4 so we started looking for a camp to spend the night. We spotted a wild game watering tank and pulled in there to camp for the night.
We’ll continue down that road tomorrow and continue heading North through the desert roads.