I have, from time to time, used the Google mapping system to explore potential road adventures. Since I reside in Felton, California, I have focused on those highways within reach. I have written about a few.
Highway 120 has a lot of promise. Coming from the west I would begin a journey on this highway in the California Central Valley near the town of Manteca. The route would go east across the Central Valley, passing through Escalon and Oakdale on the way to the mountains. The Sierra Nevada range. High into the mountains, and across through Tioga Pass. Then on to Lee Vining near Mono Lake. Then on to Benton, and the end of the highway as it junctions with highway 6.
Mountains, Valleys and Lakes. Lots of towns, mostly small towns. I think this is one interesting highway.
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