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California 2023 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Central California (Bay Area, Stockton, Modesto, Calaveras Big Trees S. P.)

Wednesday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Stu traveled to Lathrop, California as part of his job (actually was working at the Stockton and Merced Airports) a few days before I flew out to join him there. I departed Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and flew to Sacramento, California (via Denver International Airport, Colorado) on the 16th. During my visit, I went to the Modesto area to see my former apartment (Ceres) and workplace (Livingston) from the outside…went with Stu to Mountain View's Computer History Museum,…and went with Stu and his coworker to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The remains of Hurricane Hilary arrived in California toward the end of my visit, but had minimal effect on the Stockton area, despite causing a lot of chaos in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas. I returned to Oklahoma City via Denver (reverse of outbound route).

I tracked the trip with a Bad Elf GPS Pro+ GPSr (GPS receiver), using my iPhone 12 (Gaia GPS app) as a backup (and the FlightRadar24 website).

NOTE: the downloadable GPX tracks are the full GPX files, while those shown on the provided "view map" links are simplified (with minimal effect on geographic accuracy) for much faster viewing.

Original GPX tracks are unedited, except where necessary to fill in missing data. Edited tracks are noted in their descriptions.

Businesses are named below for reference only. No endorsement should be inferred. If you wish to see my opinion of the places mentioned, see TripAdvisor (for those few that I have actually rated).


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