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Old 12-05-2017, 02:38 AM   #1
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Dunsmuir, CA

Originally known as "Pusher" because of the steep rail grades at this location the coal trains would need another locomotive to push them up the hill. In 1888, a wealthy industrialist, Alexander Dunsmuir, from Vancouver Island offered the residents of Pusher a fountain if they changed the name.







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Old 12-05-2017, 10:02 AM   #2
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Sweet!

...and right on the I-5, too.

What a bummer there's still that much snow about, missing out on one of the most breathtaking spots (and roads) around the Western US, the Lassen Volcanic Park Skydrive route between rt. 89+44

https://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvis...ing-update.htm


If you're still in the area....there's cracker of a day-drive through the coastal ranges Nature Parks/ National Parks (all low altitude, shouldn't be any snow left, all sealed, but a good part is single-lane asphalt) VERY scenic with cute, little stops and some great tucker + beer at the Etna Brewery. Mind the deer!! They're EVERYWHERE.

Route https://goo.gl/maps/aPb9F5F6yjC2
Etna Brewery (good stuff!) http://www.etnabrew.com/
Check out the ponds below the 2. bridge of the road branching south in the tiny settlement of Forks of Salmon (there's a small Post Office in the middle of No-where, can't miss it)....most likely the wrong time of year now, but in season that pond is black + swirling with 2ft. long salmon


Then stay o/n in Weaverville
Next morning check out Trinity Lake ....you'll LOVE it!
https://goo.gl/maps/rBLL5Kjexwq
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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The Dunsmuir pics are a few weeks old, we are on the home leg (one week to go), Lake Tahoe to Clearcreek tomorrow, then to Sausalito Saturday, via Napa Valley if the stars align.
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The Dunsmuir pics are a few weeks old, we are on the home leg (one week to go), Lake Tahoe to Clearcreek tomorrow, then to Sausalito Saturday, via Napa Valley if the stars align.
WOT?? One week?
You guys are only gone for 3 or 4 weeks!
(that's what it feels like, anyway)
Dropping the car off in SF?
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WOT?? One week?
You guys are only gone for 3 or 4 weeks!
(that's what it feels like, anyway)
Dropping the car off in SF?
We are in our 8th week now, currently in Santa Barbara for a few nights R & R, & R, jump on an NZ flight in LA on Friday (our time), arrive home noon Sunday (your time).

Back on topic .....

Revelstoke, BC - mostly a very tidy town, nice old quaint houses and business centre.



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