Fill up at Coalinga!
There is no gas until you go north or south on Hwy 1 for a ways.
Go west on Hwy 198. 198 ends at Hwy 101.
While traveling on 198 you will pass over one of the most active areas of the San Andres Fault.
At 101 continue west and go across the one lane bridge.
After the bridge take the right fork.
(Oasis Rd and turns into San Lucis Rd.) (Don't take the right turn following Oasis.)
San Lucis will T into Jolon Rd. Go south/left.
Travel south until you reach Fort Hunter Liggett.
Go through the main gate. (Mission Road)
Take the left fork, Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.
Nacimiento-Furgusson will take you to Big Sur.
Once you're on Highway 1, going north or south is up to you.
A note of caution about this route! You will be going onto a military base.
Make sure you have: drivers license, current registration, proof of insurance, and a DOT approved helmet!
The sentry at the gate of FHL will ask for and check all of the mentioned.
Also another caution while on FHL.
The posted speed limits are much lower than normal. Do not speed!
You will be in military training areas where you may be passing through military units in active field training.
Soldiers in training could be engaging each other across the road and such.
And there is a very big elk herd in the area.
The federal police donít have any tolerance at all for violations of the slow speed limits, due to the possibility of a tank or an elk being in the middle of the road.
Some maps donít show the roads going through FHL and this route is perhaps one of the best and yet least traveled motorcycle routes there is in California.
Have your papers, obey the posted speed limits and after traveling this route you will want to come back the other way.
- Mark Drew (2/19/07)