Mike's visit to Novato from 8/18-8/20 in his 1980 Cessna 172. Flying through Washington, Oregon and half of California.
Flying a Cessna 172 from Seattle to San Francisco takes patience; you cruise at 115 kts, about 132 mph. The inland route follows I-5 and takes 1 fuel stop in Roseburg or Ashland, each hop takes 2.5 - 3 hours. Most of the flight is between 8,000' and 11,000'.
This year there were forest fires in southern OR and northern CA creating limited surface visibility. The smoke ceiling was about 9,000'.