During this past week, en route to and from my daughter’s house, I was able to add a section of highway to my list of routes traveled. I added the final leg of California State Route 36.
This scenic highway stretches from Highway 101 in Fortuna, Humboldt County, near the Northern California coast, to Highway 395 in Susanville, Lassen County, in far Northeastern California. On its way it passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state.
Until a week ago, the only section of this highway that I had not traveled was the portion from Highway 3 in a remote section of Trinity County to Red Bluff, along the Interstate 5 corridor in Tehama County. I have to say that this section did not disappoint me in its beauty!
It included spectacular views of the Trinity Alps and Mount Shasta in the distance to the north, along with mixed conifer forest, oak woodlands, and riparian vegetation along numerous streams. This was a very pleasant drive in beautiful spring weather!