Thu 25 Oct 2012
Thu 18 Oct 2012
after the Arctic Circle, we head south and then west to Manley Hot Springs, before returning to Anchorage.
Wed 3 Oct 2012
interrupting the Mexico photos, we now bring you a week-long trip in two stages: several days driving all over Alaska, and several in Washington.
This first batch is the flight to Anchorage, and an attempt to drive the Dalton Highway all the way up to the Arctic Ocean at Deadhorse. How far will we make it?
Wed 1 Aug 2012
we continue on our Sonora trip, heading south into the mountains to the towns of Nazocari and Hermosillo.
Wed 1 Aug 2012
A weekend trip to Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California, Mexico – concentrating primarily on some mountain drives in Sonora. Here is the first part: a quick nighttime dash from San Diego to Columbus, NM, then crossing over to Palomas, Chih., then heading west and south to Hermosillo, Sonora.
Fri 22 Jun 2012
A brief dash down to Baja California last weekend, made even briefer through mechanical difficulties.
Ian B and I were going to drive down to San Quintin, spend the night, and drive back the next day. Since we were ahead of schedule, we decided to drive up to Sierra San Pedro Martir national park, which contains Picacho del Diablo, the highest mountain in Mexico. The mountain is 10157 feet, and the road goes up to 9280 of that, to an observatory.
Alas, halfway up the mountain, the transmission started leaking! So we had to go back down the hill, 80km to the nearest village, and get it repaired. We got it sufficiently patched (it was just the pan gasket, nothing major) to make it back to the US.
at some point, we clearly must make it all the way to the observatory.
and to San Quintin.
Thu 7 Jun 2012
some photos from Germany and Poland, from November of last year.
the road between Cottbus, Germany, and Legnica, Poland, numbered A15 in Germany and 18 in Poland, has some segments which have not been touched since the original construction in 1938!
And the Polish road. Original 1938 concrete! The speed limit is 50 km/h, and you will be hard-pressed to drive that fast, with some concrete blocks being as much as 2-3 centimeters higher than their neighbor.
Tue 22 May 2012
Thu 29 Mar 2012
we interrupt the last batch to bring you some surprisingly recent photos: Alaska, from last weekend!
A three-day trip, landing in Anchorage, heading out to Fairbanks and Tok, and then back.
Mt. McKinley at sunrise. Taken from about 2 miles south of Cantwell, so maybe 85 miles to the mountain itself. At about 8.30 in the morning, the mountain was completely clear, having not yet generated the cloud system it’s well-known to shroud itself with by mid-morning.
Mon 12 Dec 2011