Haul Road has Wild Iris in bloom

So much beauty on the Haul Road.

So much beauty on the Haul Road.


What more could you ask for on the Haul Road deep in the redwoods than Douglas iris springing up everywhere?

I headed up Page Mill Road into winter-like conditions with thick fog and mist blanketing Skyline.

Fortunately the fog lifted while heading down Alpine Road, but it was still long-sleeve jersey weather riding into the deep canyon cut by Pescadero Creek. How does GPS make it there?

I had Camp Pomponio Road all to myself (Honor Camp Road), it being closed at least a dozen years now. It’s a cathedral kind of place with tall stands of new-growth redwoods.

On the Haul Road I stopped to admire Pescadero Creek, which finally has some water after last winter’s drought.

Farther on I came across lots of wild iris and stopped to admire their delicate beauty. They seemed to like one particular location that’s also one of my favorite places on the road.

Back on pavement I headed to see how the Loma Mar store is progressing. The concrete foundation is in. It’s looking great. Soon the store will be restored. I’ll celebrate some lasting memories of ageless Jobst Rides.

In Pescadero I checked out the town’s 115th anniversary of the Holy Ghost celebration. Flags hung over main street and people gathered at the local church for some fun activities. The bagpipers were a nice touch.

I couldn’t help but notice the sign in an open field — in the Moore family since the 1850s. That would be Alexander Moore.

That brought to mind another Moore who grew up in Pescadero – Gordon. Yes, the Gordon Moore of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. Are these Moores related? I have no idea. Do Pescadero residents even know Gordon Moore?

I had that and more to think about as I checked out the Pacific Ocean from Stage Road for the hundredth time, an experience that never grows old.

Honor Camp Road's redwood cathedral.

Honor Camp Road’s redwood cathedral.

A delicate iris shows off on Bridge Trail.

A delicate iris shows off on Bridge Trail.

Loma Mar Store has a new foundation. Making progress.

Loma Mar Store has a new foundation. Making progress.

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