Over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend I drove the entirety of California State Route 193.
CA 193 is a 36 mile rural highway which mostly traverses the lower portion of the Sierra Nevada Range. The route of CA 193 is oddly shaped and has a south terminus at CA 49 in Placerville and a hanging north terminus in the City of Lincoln. CA 193 is one of the oddest segments of State Highway given it includes silent multiplexes of CA 49 and Interstate 80 in addition to having a hanging end at a terminus point. Despite the oddities CA 193 is a highly scenic highway which runs through the Gold Rush Country and even incorporates a small segment of the North Lincoln Highway/early US Route 40 in Newcastle.
The present route of CA 193 was not one of the original Signed State Highways but was designated during the 1964 State Highway Renumbering. The Legislative Route Numbers that made up what became CA 193 are as follows:
- LRN 93 from from CA 49/LRN 65 in Placerville to CA 49/LRN 65 in Cool. …