Thursday, February 6, 2014

White-Knuckle Driving:10 Roads That'll Scare Ya-- Part 1

From Jan. 30, 2014, Yahoo! Travel "Extremedrives:  the 10 scariest highways for white-knckle roadtrips" by Marisa LaScala, Conde Nast Traveler.  ////  These roads even have a "Risk Factor" listed and include hairpin turns, steep cliffs, narrow lanes and dizzying heights. 

1.  COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY 82 from Aspen, the highest paved lanes in Colorado.  12,100 feet high at Independence Pass.  Also includes that jaw-dropping Royal Gorge Bridge. 

2.  DALTON HIGHWAY  414 miles in Alaska, basis of a Raelity TV Show, northernmost highway in North America. 

3.  TAIL OF THE DRAGON--  Tennessee-North Carolina border.  11-mile stretch of US-129 with 318 curves. 

4.  SADDLE ROAD--  Hawaii.  Hawaii Highway 200.  Fog, narrow lanes, rough roads, one-lane bridges.  Rental car companies don't allow you to drive it. 

More Fear for Your Gear.  --RoadDog

DUMB STUDENT ANSWERS:  In which battle did Napoleon die?  ANSWER:  His last one.

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