Afternoon Drive to Petrolia

Mattole Road SP17-372

Mattole Road is one of the great scenic drives in America, heading south from Ferndale to one the wildest stretches of coastline in the lower 48 and then swinging inland to Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Earlier this year, I ventured on the poorly maintained, pothole riddled road, driving from Ferndale to Petrolia and then back to Ferndale:



Here are some images from that day’s trip:



























Here’s a picture of the church in Petrolia:



And a photo of the Mattole River:



Cows are plentiful among the grasslands that grace Mattole Road:



But odder yet are the zebras near Petrolia. Tragically, one of the three zebras was shot and killed last May, so there are only two left:




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