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Caspar 13 September 2015
Rochelle drove us home, through the back roads north of Colusa, and across to Williams for a to-go sandwich from Granzella's. As we headed into the Coast Range's foothills, we saw smoke from the Valley Fire that wiped out Harbin Hot Springs and a goodly part of Middletown. The smoke was oppressive around the lake, the opposite shore completely obscured. Ukiah was under a smoky blanket. We finally found clear air at Montgomery Woods where we ate our sandwich beside a mere dribble of Orr Creek.
Oak-covered hills west of Williams
Greeted home by Sienna and Pi, the sun eerily red and large peeking through the clouds and smoke. So good to have been gone, to have such a sparkling trip ... and then, to come home to this beautiful place!
2,579.3 miles on the Prius, averaging 50.1 miles per gallon and 38 miles per hour; 67 hours of driving, about 2.7 hours each day; just over 99 miles average travel each day. 6 tanks of gas. A gentle, safe, low-impact trip.
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