Forgive my posting to the “parked in paradise” thread. I’m kinda slow to come up to speed sometimes. But on on some things.
Interesting plant in #4. Know what it is?
A fun drive in Vermont (if you're not towing a trailer) is Smuggler's Notch on V hwy 108, just west of Stowe.
Quoting a guidebook: "Former route for smuggling contraband during War of 1812's Embargo Act, when trade with Canada was prohibited.
Narrow rugged pass between Mt Mansfield and Spruce Peak features spectacular towering cliffs and ledges harboring rare arctic plants. "
(one of those spots where a 118" wheelbase really helps)
A semi-similar driving experience is the McKenzie Highway west of Sisters, Oregon. Oregon 242.
Another road where the S-curves through the sidewalls of granite "define" the road (and limit vehicle length to 25 feet ... longer would have to actively bend in the middle). Those are located to the east of the pass, just before the summit.
At the top is the Dee Wright Volcano Observatory:
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Other members have been there: This was from asimba2:
... and on the west side of the pass is a 3300 foot drop "Dead Horse Grade".
Pop the Sprinter into 2nd gear and coast for over 5 miles...
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I think you mean the flower in the 4th picture from the top?Interesting plant in #4. Know what it is?
I think you mean the flower in the 4th picture from the top?
That is a “Lady Slipper’
Oops- sorry Patrick- I missed your response.
You’re right - life is short- travel now while you can!