G13 East (Bitterwater Road and King City Road)
This county road starts out in King City
as Bitterwater Road. It
is signed off US101 as a way to access East Pinnacles (146 does not go
Pinnacles National Monument, so to access it off US101 you will have to
do this road, or perhaps 198, though this is probably faster.) West
is accessed only off US101. I've never seen access signs for the
National Monument off I5, though its not far from I5 to Pinnacles. From
I5 take 198 to 25 for East Pinnacles or 198 to US101 to 146 to access
Pinnacles. The highway starts in Monterey county and ends in San Benito
It is fast and wide. Faster than a lot of two lane California highways
that run through similar hills.
This set is from August 1996.
I have done US101 countless times
the past fifteen years in Monterey county, but only twice have
some of the back roads that connect US101 with other highways,
Forests, and monuments.
This is looking back towards the Los Padres National Forest, Arroyo Seco,
I had to pull off here to clean the bug splats and dust off my
windshield. The wind is blowing the branches and leaves to the left
This was a very high wind road the day I did it.
This is probably near the county line. The hills in this area are
yellow, as opposed to the maize or tan color seen in other parts of the
Coast Range. You can probably see this set of hills easily from US101.
In the springtime, these hills become bright, blazing green in a heavy
This is probably a mile or two past the San Benito county
The mountain to the extreme left is probably in Pinnacles National
The mountains in the center horizon are probably between 25 and the
Valley (J1 in San Benito and Fresno County.)
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