outside cloverdale, along 128
Turning off 128 and heading West into something like backcountry, I took fish rock road on the recommendation of Jay from RBW. Fish Rock is a thin winding low-maintenance road that begins as a single lane paved stretch in a redwood grove valley and degrades (improves?) into a meandering dirt path dominated by 2-3 mile 15% grades that repeat several times as the road climbs sharply across the coastal mountain range toward hwy 1 and the ocean. Fish Rock is 30 miles or so, 4 cars were seen.
this view peaked out of the trees alongside the road
evening light, loose gravel. idyllic mountainside cycling path...
orion peaked through the trees in the aerial logging clearing i found for camp, this is a 50mm lens at 1.8 for 8 seconds on a tripod, iso1600. see orion's nebula in the sword below the belt.