This was the intersection with California 154. Fortunately it has been replaced by an interchange.
This is near Gaviota Summit. Lake Cachuma (a Spanish word to
the sound of sneezing) and some other campgrounds of the Los Padres
Forest are to the west. This is from April 1988, and this area looks
it received a lot of rain that year, because the hills aren't half dead
This is just before you begin climbing. US101 slows to 55 MPH just a bit past here. The National Forest is to the left of the highway. Most Southern California National Forest land looks similar to this. It has fewer tall trees than the forests along I80 and US50.
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