U.S. 395

When roadtripping, road selection is everything. Well, okay, maybe not everything. Who you are going with plays a big part too. But since I am stuck with little old me, road selection is key. The right road offers views, interesting local flavor, and something more than just McDonald's and 7-11s. When you are talking road trip on a scooter, add to that little traffic, frequent enough service stops, and slow speed limits, if you can manage. U.S. 395 between Carson City and Mammoth Lakes fits the bill perfects (except for the slow speed limits, but you can't have it all, eh?)

When thinking about this adventure and what routes I might take, Saxtor suggested 395. Not knowing anything about what I would be looking for in a route or road, I committed to nothing, but did commit the suggestion to memory. Through a funny occurrence of out of date maps, local suggestions, and weather, I ended up on 395. I can't say I've been on a more breath taking stretch of road.

Anyway, since I am sitting on a sidewalk in the town of Lone Pine, CA writing this with the most tenuous of internet connections, I'm unable to add the usual spice of wit and pictures. I'll write more soon.
Friday April 27 2007File under: travel, road trip

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on Fri 27th Apr, 2007 04:06 pm PDT Emily said:
Sounds and looks like this leg of the trip is treating you a bit better than the last time we heard from ya' in the frosty mountain. Happy Travels.
on Fri 27th Apr, 2007 06:46 pm PDT Mom said:
The North Cascades Highway opened yesterday--it is a really pretty road--and close to home :-)
on Fri 27th Apr, 2007 07:38 pm PDT Jule said:
Wren, I found those tent stakes. they were in my clean laundry.
on Fri 27th Apr, 2007 08:30 pm PDT Mom said:
Oooh,ouch, those poles must have played havoc with the washer and dryer.
on Sat 28th Apr, 2007 01:41 am PDT Saxtor said:
I've seen my share of US highways, and I really can't think of another more spectacular than 395. And to top it, that very section is precisely what cinched it for me. Did you, by any chance, stop by Travertine Hot Springs while passing through Bridgeport, CA? It's so close to the road, but so out of this world...The only other piece of road that has rivaled 395 in my travels was OR162>OR138 from Klamath Falls, OR, through Crater Lake to Roseburg, OR. Maybe on the way back...
on Sat 28th Apr, 2007 01:52 am PDT Saxtor said:
Also, I meant to commend you on making such good time. By my estimates you've gone over 1100 mi. in 6 days or ~183 mi. per day. Not bad for Scoot Scoot.

Any geocaches?
on Sat 28th Apr, 2007 08:57 am PDT Jule said:
Saxtor! You are a human calculator!
on Sat 28th Apr, 2007 06:42 pm PDT Andrew said:
Hey Kid! I'ma Computer!
on Sun 29th Apr, 2007 05:17 am PDT Sean said:
Have you peed anywhere cool?

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