Planning a trip in late May across Hwy 36 from Redding. About 3 years ago and friend and I did the same trip and stopped in Fortuna. Using advice from the Pashnit forum, I somehow found my way out of Fortuna, back to the southwest on a county road that was pock-marked and full of potholes, but it wound it's way out thru some beautiful rolling countryside to the ocean. The road then works south and eventually comes back in the west side of Humboldt Red Woods park. In looking at the Google map of the area, my best guess is this is Mottole Road? If anyone is familiar with this road I'd appreciate an updated road report and how to find it coming out of Fortuna. Has it been repaved or still in bad shape? How do you find it, seems like we rode south thru town on Main street, then back southwest-erly thru the residential neighborhood and out of town. Thanks!