Moon over Montague

Yesterday my ace support crew and I drove up to Siskiyou County on the far northern edge of California—adjacent to southern Oregon—to spend a few days inspecting our new granddaughter.

Naturally, Old Grumble-Face found it necessary to bring along the Ogre, and today I managed to slip away for a short ride in and around the town of Montague. When America moved on steel rails, Montague was a bustling little railroad town. But years later the government routed the Interstate on the other side of the hills, through Yreka. With the railroad abandoned, or nearly so, and all the car and truck traffic using I-5, the busy stretch of downtown by the train depot has mostly rotted away. Even the Adventure Cycling Association’s Sierra Cascades route, which passes right through Montague, couldn’t rejuvenate the economy with an occasional long-distance bicyclist.

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4 response to "Moon over Montague"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: August 11, 2020

    The scenery is just spectacular. Too bad we’re not still in last month’s challenge. Those blue skies in the first couple of shots would be winners.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 11, 2020

    Hope the baby passed inspection and had the right amount of fingers and no birthmark in the shape of current president. Nice pictures, love the decrepitude of old towns

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 11, 2020

    Beautiful views, especially Mt Shasta.
    The old buildings sure do bring lots of questions to mind, a lot of history there!

    The cracks in the pavement are interesting too.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: August 11, 2020

    Looks like just my kind of place. When it looked like we might not be going to Croatia, I was compiling a list of places we might hole up for awhile longer. Montague was on the list of possibilities. We’ll have to make it down there sometime.

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