Can’t Get There from Here
Well, you can, but it ain’t easy. No straight shot, that’s for sure. You might have heard of the crooked road. Here ’tis.
I once counted the blind curves between the house and the hardtop east and west of us, as we live in betwixt two real roads.
Buckle up. Hang on. I seen’em do this onest on Dukes o’ Hazard. I think I kin do it. YEEE HAAAA! (It really needs some traveling music. Suggestions? Maybe Born to be Wild. Gotcha motor running…)
Going west that you travel in this HyperLapse video, you’l cover a five minute 1.7 mile drive at 20 mph condensed in justÂ 1 minute.
That’d put the apparent speed at about 100 mph, during which you will carefully negotiate 11 blind curves, with or without rises so steepÂ you can’t see anything but the hood of your car for a brief second, duringÂ which interval you hope an approaching vehicle has not enteredÂ that particular blind spot.
Mostly, you meet somebody coming the opposite direction (even a regular sized car) somebody is going to have to back up. Meet the UPS man or a logging truck, it gets interesting. Put snow or ice on the road, well…
This is the directionÂ we don’t go for months at a time between first of December and the end of March, as it’s northy, as they say. Get’s at best two hours of sun. Less in some places. It’s 500 feet higher up in the sunshine than it is down here in the holler of Middle Earth.