the road continues into the sky. around each curve there's a view that looks like a postcard of the Colorado Rockies, but by necessity your enjoyment must be brief because that's a heart stopping drop-off on the other side of the road that challenges your ability to concentrate. and there's no guard rails to protect the inattentive.
breaking out of the timberline and entering into what some people describe as the dead zone, because nothing lives here for long that can't survive 40 below zero hurricane force winds, deep snow for months on end, and air so oxygen depleted you gasp for air and your heart races just putting one foot in front of the other.......wait a minute, that happens to me at sea level.
8/20/2018 04:17:32 pm
To me, the prettiest mountain scenery has been between 7000 and 10000 feet . The above the timberline areas were pretty much exactly as you described it for the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for the reports.
8/20/2018 05:41:46 pm
Yeah you don't have to have the tallest mountains to be interesting. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Smoky Mountains, probably because of the vacations the family took there when I was a kid. And if I visit there this winter I'm hoping to spend some time in the Smokies.
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