February 14th, 2010

Wig Wag

Road to Mehama

I didn't push things too hard going out of Yreka, taking the secondary roads through Montague and Hornbrook first and sort of following the old SP route. One of the crossings still has an old "wig-wag" type crossing warning. In Hornbrook, I noticed a monument trackside commemorating the president stopping here briefly on a train trip in the 1920s between the Bay Area and Portland -- this used to be the main north-south rail route -- to sign the local American Legion chapter charter.

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I got to Mehama just before 5 PM, about when I originally expected, after traveling since 10 AM with two longish stops and several shorter ones. I was very tired and not particularly good company, so after unpacking some and having dinner, Lisa told me to go to bed early, which I was happy to do.