Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Hazardous Roads in Fairbanks Alaska in January 2018

Freezing rain last night and top it off with at least 4 inches of snow made the road very slippery and hazardous to travel. So thankful for the road crews for taking care of most of the major roads in town early this morning.

It is  23゚F  right now but about this time last year was -44゚F . Is it a global warming? Whatever it is, I love the warm weather but I don't like the hazardous roads.

 January 17,  2018   23゚F 

 January 17, 2017     -44゚F



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