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At a Glance
“If it wasna for the weavers, what wod ye
do?” goes the old Irish ditty. And love ’em or hate ’em, you’d
have to say the same for the dreamweavers down at CalTrans.
California’s asphalt artisans have taken time out of their busy
schedule of straightening perfectly good motorcycle roads to
thread a smooth, wide-shouldered seam of well-engineered tarmac
through the glorious tapestry of the Shasta Trinity National
Forest. Needling north from Weaverville, perfectly paved S-turns
weave up and down past an appliqué of snowy peaks en route to
the bright blue shoreline of Trinity Lake. North of the
campground-dotted reservoir, it’s more remote but much
straighter too, at least until the DH scissors off the trickling
Trinity River. Then, the shoulders narrow and the road sews
tightly through some blind corners up to the Scott Mtn Summit.
The north side of the summit is cut from a different cloth as
straights and wide open sweepers shear a path down to the Scott
Valley and the tiny outpost of Callahan. Now, if it wasna for
the speed tax collectors…
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