This seemed like the best place to post this, since there aren't any other real towns for miles.
Is Parkfield worth seeing? I go through the area on 101 or 198 or 5 a few times a year but have never taken the time to make the detour to Parkfield. There's a town website that doesn't seem to be updated much, and the Parkfield Inn page has been "under construction" for something like two years. Can the public see any of the earthquake monitoring activity or equipment?
I'm thinking of going to see Carrizo Plains, allowing time to revisit New Idria, the quicksilver mining town that I saw once back in the 1970's or so. So Parkfield would be a nice side trip if it's worth the time and energy.