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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #575 on: November 14, 2020, 07:00:05 PM »

Some night-time fun in Tacoma. I took this a few months ago. Recently-completed trolley tracks:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #576 on: November 18, 2020, 11:05:57 PM »

Going through some Oklahoma photos from 2017...

I-244 at US 169 in Tulsa:


I-44 Curves south of US 62, near Newcastle:


I-44 at OK 37:
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« Reply #577 on: November 19, 2020, 09:17:13 PM »

A photo of Highway 17 descending Cavers Hill with Lake Superior in the distance in northern Ontario:


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« Reply #578 on: November 20, 2020, 01:16:43 AM »

A photo of Highway 17 descending Cavers Hill with Lake Superior in the distance in northern Ontario:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_17_images/17_cl_DSC03167_west_Sep18_24x16.jpg

I had no idea there was that much terrain surrounding Lake Superior. Neat.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #579 on: November 20, 2020, 09:16:16 AM »

I-77 winds its way north just outside Bland, VA. Taken October 18.


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« Reply #580 on: November 20, 2020, 10:52:36 AM »

Georgia's SR 189, also known as the Lookout Mountain Parkway:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #581 on: November 20, 2020, 11:29:38 AM »

Fantastic photos!  Are they doing some work on the Collier Tunnel or the rest area?

There was a big fire up there earlier in the year.  You can see the aftermath if you click on the photo link which directs to my US 199 photo album.

I see!  When I was there last December (has it really been less than a year?  It seems like forever.) the rest area itself was closed.  Good to see it's reopened.
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« Reply #582 on: November 20, 2020, 11:55:02 AM »

Fantastic photos!  Are they doing some work on the Collier Tunnel or the rest area?

There was a big fire up there earlier in the year.  You can see the aftermath if you click on the photo link which directs to my US 199 photo album.

I see!  When I was there last December (has it really been less than a year?  It seems like forever.) the rest area itself was closed.  Good to see it's reopened.

Yeah it kind got overlooked this year due to the larger fires to the south. CA 96 and CA 36 also had some fire closures this year as well.  Strangely even CA 299 had a large rock slide, I guess it was a bad year to get stuck on the North Coast. 
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #583 on: November 24, 2020, 12:06:20 AM »

This one came up today, CA 1 northbound through the 2014 Pitkins Curve Rock Shed:

IMG_0421 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr
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« Reply #584 on: December 03, 2020, 11:48:24 PM »

A heavily decayed Green Street looking northwest to the ruins of downtown Bodie and Bodie-Masonic Road:

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« Reply #585 on: December 03, 2020, 11:56:06 PM »

Google Maps calls that "Fuller St". Did you see any signs indicating that?

I still find it funny that Bodie is a ghost town, when it gets like 700 to 1000 visitors a day. I mean, yeah, none of them live in Bodie, but you're unlikely to be alone in Bodie if you visit during the day.
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« Reply #586 on: December 04, 2020, 12:03:11 AM »

Google Maps calls that "Fuller St". Did you see any signs indicating that?

I still find it funny that Bodie is a ghost town, when it gets like 700 to 1000 visitors a day. I mean, yeah, none of them live in Bodie, but you're unlikely to be alone in Bodie if you visit during the day.

Actually there are State Park sourced street blades in Bodie:

IMG_1789 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

The thing with Bodie is to get there early.  I have had a lot of luck arriving at 8:30-8:45 AM and occasionally being let in early by a lax State Park employee.  In 2016 I had the whole town to myself for a solid half hour and I was able to get a lot of unobstructed photos before people showed up.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #587 on: December 04, 2020, 01:31:43 PM »

The thing with Bodie is to get there early.  I have had a lot of luck arriving at 8:30-8:45 AM and occasionally being let in early by a lax State Park employee.  In 2016 I had the whole town to myself for a solid half hour and I was able to get a lot of unobstructed photos before people showed up.

It'll be a long time before I find myself anywhere near Bodie. But I would love to see it without anyone else around. I'm not necessarily looking to grab photos, but I just want to see a true ghost town without people. Most ghost towns barely have any evidence; Bodie is a goldmine (no pun intended) in comparison.
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« Reply #588 on: December 04, 2020, 01:40:23 PM »

The thing with Bodie is to get there early.  I have had a lot of luck arriving at 8:30-8:45 AM and occasionally being let in early by a lax State Park employee.  In 2016 I had the whole town to myself for a solid half hour and I was able to get a lot of unobstructed photos before people showed up.

It'll be a long time before I find myself anywhere near Bodie. But I would love to see it without anyone else around. I'm not necessarily looking to grab photos, but I just want to see a true ghost town without people. Most ghost towns barely have any evidence; Bodie is a goldmine (no pun intended) in comparison.

One that I can think of that competes with Bodie is New Idria in San Benito County.  The town was abandoned in 1972 and is a fairly remote part of the Diablo Range.  The EPA declared it a Superfund Site because of the Mercury runoff but its largely intact and relatively easy to access. 
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #589 on: December 04, 2020, 11:21:06 PM »

My thesis advisor, at Louisiana State, worked at Bodie back in the 1990s. She was able to write a couple of academic papers on her time there.
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« Reply #590 on: December 08, 2020, 12:10:54 AM »

CA 33/CA 198 junction looking south towards Coalinga:

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« Reply #591 on: December 09, 2020, 10:43:23 AM »

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« Reply #592 on: December 23, 2020, 10:37:58 AM »

I personally liked how this turned out:

IMG_3220 by Adam Prince, on Flickr
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« Reply #593 on: January 19, 2021, 06:15:23 PM »

CA 1 Shoreline Highway in Marin County approaching Stinson Beach:

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CA 1 Shoreline Highway in Sonoma County approaching Meyers Grade Road:

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CA 1 Shoreline Highway in Mendocino County approaching Hardy Creek:

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US 101 Richardson Grove State Park

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CA 128 Sonoma County Line

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #594 on: January 19, 2021, 06:23:10 PM »

It's nice to see those highways the way they are now, before they all become Fritzways!
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« Reply #595 on: January 19, 2021, 06:34:26 PM »

It's nice to see those highways the way they are now, before they all become Fritzways!

Fritz is on crack (really just beyond naive) if he thinks an Interstate is even theoretically possible north to Hardy Creek on CA 1.  The rest of the Shoreline Highway isnít too bad aside from a couple Big Sur like spots but even that is implausible for anything beyond a two lane highway.
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« Reply #596 on: January 21, 2021, 04:43:02 PM »

Some more Shoreline Highway stuff that I thought was notable:

California State Route 1 Post Mile 96.00 in the Redwood Forest between Rockport and Leggett:

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California State Route 1 at the Bolinas Lagoon:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #597 on: January 24, 2021, 02:27:59 PM »

BC Hwy 3 descending into the Osoyoos Valley.


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