DAY 17: We knew we were approaching some difficult terrain after leaving Paso Robles. We contacted the CHP, we talked to someone at Camp Roberts, and we had someone scout the area for us. The end result was that we walked through each of the towns between Paso Robles and King City, but were unable to walk in between these towns on the 101 - the only directly accessible route. It was this day that we felt most regretful that we didn't have more time to plan (we only had 10 days!). But we felt good about being able to make our presence known in these very desolate and isolated towns.
First, there was San Miguel. We walked quite a stretch of developed area before reaching the mission. We saw only 2 people in town and several others working in auto shops leading into San Miguel.