Heading back out of the park, traffic is light and the roads are of course spectacular.
I pass something that looks bad and pull off..
There were a couple of young guys sitting in the back of the ambulance. Hard to believe anyone could survive this..
I kept going and eventually caught up to traffic waiting to be routed around a landslide which had taken out the highway..
You can see the loose slide on the hill past the temporary bridge. Traffic was routed onto what appeared to have been maybe an old rail bed at some point..
The landscape changes quickly as I eventually head North toward Placerville..
The highway passes near or through some neat old towns that really deserve more attention than I'm giving..
Once in Placerville, food is easy to find. I eat, make some calls about lodging and relax a bit..