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Old 07-03-2020, 12:30 PM   #31
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Are there enough spots for two cars to go by?

I have my own footage of Edewissspitze but too lazy to upload so I found the one below. It was narrow and windy. The lack of pavement or guardrails doesn't bother me, but I'd want to know there are spots to pass without having to back up.

I once stayed with friends at a mountain chalet rental in Switzerland. It had a road like that to get to it, and it was often cloaked in fog. Imagine having to back up to the wide spot in the fog.

It the village of Lenk, in the Bernese Overland. Incidental, everyone who lives there had a Bernese Mountain dog. https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/...the-simmental/
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:41 PM   #32
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I once stayed with friends at a mountain chalet rental in Switzerland. It had a road like that to get to it, and it was often cloaked in fog. Imagine having to back up to the wide spot in the fog.
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It the village of Lenk, in the Bernese Overland. Incidental, everyone who lives there had a Bernese Mountain dog. https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/...the-simmental/
OK, so it wasn't such a coincidence then that we saw two Berners while at the top of one of the mountain passes in Bern.

FWIW, the breeder was really touched by that story and I think that is how we more or less got to choose the puppy we wanted.
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:40 PM   #33
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I grew up driving in the woods around reservoirs in northwest NJ.
Clinton Reservoir? I used to drive there a lot in the 70's before it was paved.

NJ has a default speed limit of 25 MPH urban, 50 rural. Since kids kept stealing the signs from Clinton Road, it fell back to the default 50. I had a lot of fun in the Atom up there as it had been paved for years by then. I may have exceeded 50 at some points .

The road is full of unsigned curves, most of which are off-camber and many of which have unexpected blind elevation changes. Here is one of the few decent YouTube videos. Most of them are about hauntings, killer clowns, druid temples, etc. I suggest you run this one at 2x to get a better feel. Of course, I only was at high speeds in the long section in the middle where there are no houses. BTW, I've never seen as much traffic as this video shows. It is rare to see even one other car in the undeveloped areas. They must have been shooting on a weekend.



BTW, I have a page of mid-70's pictures here.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:22 AM   #34
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Clinton Reservoir? I used to drive there a lot in the 70's before it was paved.

NJ has a default speed limit of 25 MPH urban, 50 rural. Since kids kept stealing the signs from Clinton Road, it fell back to the default 50. I had a lot of fun in the Atom up there as it had been paved for years by then. I may have exceeded 50 at some points .

The road is full of unsigned curves, most of which are off-camber and many of which have unexpected blind elevation changes. Here is one of the few decent YouTube videos. Most of them are about hauntings, killer clowns, druid temples, etc. I suggest you run this one at 2x to get a better feel. Of course, I only was at high speeds in the long section in the middle where there are no houses. BTW, I've never seen as much traffic as this video shows. It is rare to see even one other car in the undeveloped areas. They must have been shooting on a weekend.



BTW, I have a page of mid-70's pictures here.
Splitrock You could go 4 wheeling, or dirt biking all day and not run the same trail twice.

I know Clinton, but grew up in Boonton, Splitrock was much closer to home
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