And That’s How It’s Done

November 13, 2018

We followed our friend’s advice, and set out on Deadman Pass near 10 am.  OK, it was closer to 9:30, but the temperature was above freezing and there was no snow.  Always check highway cams and weather reports before attempting a treacherous pass.  All looked well, so we set out.

We didn’t get too far when visibility became greatly reduced:

 

The fog was intense, but the twists in the road also added to the white-knuckle experience.  Look at what the map shows:

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The fog started to lift and we could see there had been a truck in front of us the entire time:

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As the fog completely lifted, we could see it hanging over a valley and a sundog:

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After that, it was smooth sailing:

So, that is how you get through a treacherous pass. Follow experienced drivers’ advice, check weather reports and highway cams, don’t rush it. Phew!

Oregon scenery on the way to Nevada:

Hey, is this what we think it is?

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Oh yeah! A 1970s Dodge Chinook:

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For the night, we crossed into Nevada and stayed in Jackpot (free parking at Cactus Pete’s casino).

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