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A Likely story….


We discovered a terrific RV and Golf park, right in the middle of nowhere, California.  This is the midst of agriculture and ranching in NE California, the closest town is Likely, CA.  The only real civilization here is that California Highway 395 – a 2 lane North South route – runs through it.

It appears the owner, some 20 years ago, decided that RVers and others would like to have a nice place to stop over, so he built an 18 hole golf course, and added an RV park.  We don’t golf, but from the people we met it is a challenging course.  And for the non-golfer, he added geogolfing, where you find the 18 “holes” by GPS coordinates.  He also added two hiking trails, one 1.4 miles long, the other 4.8 miles. We enjoyed both the geogolfing and the hikes during our 2 day stay.

About the town… it was founded in the mid 1800’s with the name South Fork, mainly because it is on the south fork of the Pit river.  In 1861, the US added a Post Office.  But PO rules did not allow for cities with two word names, so the local residents had to come up with a new name.  They couldn’t agree on one, everyone had a different suggestion.  So finally one said “We’re never likely to find a name”.  This had a ring they liked, they proposed it, and hence the name of Likely, CA.

Our coach parked for the night

A view over one of the fairways

Through the wagon wheel

This is a desert, after all

The 3d tee, if memory serves

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