Wednesday October 19, 2022 Modoc National Forest Roads CA.
Modoc National Forest Camp spot
We traveled a ways on the Warner rd. as it was heading west and would come out at Likely on highway 395 which was a bit north of where we wanted to come out as we were headed south on highway 395. Warner rd. coming in from Likely was the main road in and in very good shape and went through some real nice country.
Mountain top meadows
As we dropped, the scenery changed too. We came out of the Modoc forest and onto this private land that seemed to be owned by a large cattle ranch. It was all open with no signs saying you can’t do anything, so it was much the same as the Modoc National forest as far was what one can do here. Camp where you want.
Cattle working area up ahead
We stopped to read maps and take a break here. This is the first cattle working area that I’ve seen a big scale built into it. It was a big old fashioned scale that was inside a big steel box, but not locked. Maybe they need the scale to weigh them and sell them on the spot where the big trucks haul them off to the new owners. the scale was big enough that they could weigh a bunch of them at the same time.
Down the mountain
Highway 395 south
It took us quite some time to get down off the mountain, but now that we were on Highway 395’s pavement we made good time. We were able to gas up on the way at a small station so we had full tanks of gas which is always nice doing this sort of thing. We traveled 395 for just over an hour with light traffic.
Looking for our camp spot
The GPS took a different way to the spot near were we had to be but when we got there we were sorta on the lost side as far as just where that nice camp spot was, by the creek with beaver.
We checked maps and discussed the situation and rode around, sometimes coming back to the same spot for an hour or so.
We were about to give up and just camp as van’s can camp most anywhere, when I finally recognized the road to our camp spot, only about a mile up the road.
It was good to see the side road that led to our camp spot and we took it and set up camp for the night.
We need to keep heading south and heading towards home to the west. Tomorrow’s camp needs to be near Downieville CA. to set as up for the final leg home on Saturday.