Posted by: caryandjohn | June 17, 2013

Buck Island, Fish Rock Road, Boonville ….

While Cary and David were enjoying the Texas Hill Country and celebrating David’s birthday, I thought I’d join the SFMC’s “When You See A Fork in the Road, Take It!” ride …

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So, I loaded up the KLR and rolled out of town around 11 am on Friday … snapped a pic of Sweeney’s Sports in Napa … My plan was to try to find Buck Island, a remote campsite on the shores of Cache Creek …

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Some views along Reiff Road …

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A view of Davis Creek Reservoir from Rayhouse Road … The reservoir was built in 1984 by the Homestake mining company to provide water for mercury and gold mining …

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Buck Island …

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Views around Buck Island … managed by the BLM … a nice part of Cache Creek that does not have a paved road or highway running alongside …

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Riding out of Buck Island on Saturday, on the way to Fish Rock Road and Boonville …

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The Russian River at Jenner from Route 1 …

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Some views along Fish Rock Road, which runs due east from the coast to Boonville …

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Our campsite at the Booneville Fairground …

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Road Captain Ben …

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Camping supplies …

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Dinner at the Boonville Hotel’s Table 128 …

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Santa Bob passing time before dinner …

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Cathy and Frank …

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Very, very good dinner!

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Our campfire in Boonville …

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We wrapped up the weekend with MotoGP at the club house …

Everyone was missing Cary!

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A rough map of some of the routes … Buck Island west to Boonville and Fish Rock Road to the coast …

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The way to Buck Island … from Morgan Territory Road, to Reiff Road to Rayhouse Road to Buck Island …

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Fish Rock Road … Anchor Bay on the coast to Route 128 …

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Responses

  1. Hey nice pics, looks like it was a great trip. I worked for the homestake mining company sand blasting and painting slurry tanks at an open pit mine outside of Middletown back in 1987. Small world.

  2. Hey Steve,
    Yes, this must be the closest BLM land to San Francisco with fire roads … Lots of mercury due to the mining … Funny that you worked for them, small world indeed!
    See you soon,
    — John A


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