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America's Scariest Highways
YAHOO Travel ^ | By Tim Kiladze

Posted on 05/26/2010 7:26:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Mark Sedenquist and Megan Edwards' California home was destroyed by a forest fire in 1993. Instead of rebuilding, the couple bought an RV and took to the open road, traveling across the U.S. and Canada for almost seven years.

The couple has since settled in Las Vegas, but they continue to take driving vacations and encourage others to do the same on their website, RoadTrip America, which they run through Flattop Productions, their small business. Sedenquist and Edwards estimate they've traveled over 650,000 miles.

(Excerpt) Read more at travel.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: highways; roads
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List is kinda neat...
1 posted on 05/26/2010 7:26:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

i-70 is the highest pass of interstates.

where’d they get “one of”?


2 posted on 05/26/2010 7:31:06 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: US Navy Vet
~300 mi/day?

Think of the Carbon footprint.

3 posted on 05/26/2010 7:32:24 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

California sure dominates this list. But I would think at least one highway in Pennsylvania would’ve made it considering that we consistently win the honor of having the nation’s worst roads. We are also the roadkill capital of the nation.


4 posted on 05/26/2010 7:34:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: US Navy Vet

I-70 is not scary. Try US6 over the pass in the Winter instead.


5 posted on 05/26/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Vigilanteman

US-30 in PA during the Winter.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

I-5 in the San Joaquin valley is on the list because of the fog in the winter months but what makes it such a pain to drive and sometimes scary because of all the trucks on it and the big differential in speeds.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 7:36:08 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: ken21

You want fun? Try driving I-70 eastbound at night in February, coming down a five mile steep grade from Eisenhower tunnel. The road paint and reflectors are all-but invisible from a coating of road sand, so you can barely see where you are going. Throw in some swirling snow and you’ll wonder why you decided to go night skiing at Keystone.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 7:36:40 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: C19fan

The OK e-w interstate during fire time.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 7:36:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dirtboy

You should’a gone to Eldora.


10 posted on 05/26/2010 7:37:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I-70 is not scary. Try US6 over the pass in the Winter instead.

Both are scary at night. And yeah, I've driven over Loveland Pass in the winter.

11 posted on 05/26/2010 7:37:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Paladin2

Eldora didn’t have night skiing in 2000-2002 when I lived in CO. Keystone was about the only hill close to Denver that did at the time.


12 posted on 05/26/2010 7:38:22 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Vail Pass b-4 the Interstate.


13 posted on 05/26/2010 7:39:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

Wait a minute!...I’m not scary at all, just keep your speed down on the curves!


14 posted on 05/26/2010 7:39:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: US Navy Vet
US-191 on a slippy day from Bozeman to BigSky or return.

I-80 from Reno to Sacramento on a snowy day - tight turns and narrow lanes + crazy Californians and illegals.

15 posted on 05/26/2010 7:41:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: C19fan

If you think tha’ts bad, slide over to the 99 between the Ridge Route and Tulare.


16 posted on 05/26/2010 7:42:06 AM PDT by csmusaret (Remember, half the people in this country are below average)
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To: dirtboy

Interesting - decades ago I went to Eldora for night skiing on New Years Eve.


17 posted on 05/26/2010 7:42:09 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I’ll second that nomination. Worst stretch: Mcconnellsburg to Chambersburg, with Ligoner to Bedford being a near runner-up.


18 posted on 05/26/2010 7:42:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

There’s a reason we used to use parts of US-30 for brake testing in the summer. ;-)


19 posted on 05/26/2010 7:43:41 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

Drive through Camden, NJ sometime. Talk about scary.


20 posted on 05/26/2010 7:44:16 AM PDT by Dogfaced Soldier
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To: dirtboy

yes. i grew up in denver.


21 posted on 05/26/2010 7:45:12 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: US Navy Vet

You want a scary road?...Just drive down any Seattle hill when its 25 degrees with black ice trying to get to work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ft097tgr0&feature=related


22 posted on 05/26/2010 7:45:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: US Navy Vet

Looks like a list of America’s most beautiful highways in the Western United States.

You want scary?
- Try Cleveland’s deadman’s curve during rush hour.
- Or driving home through the South Bronx and the burning cars on I95 at 10 pm.
- Or Boston’s Big Dig tunnels. ‘Nuff said.
- Or I4 thru Orlando with its mix of elderly, confused tourists and uninsured illegals
- The daunting Springfield interchange on the south side of Washington DC


23 posted on 05/26/2010 7:45:39 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Dogfaced Soldier

I wuz thinking about runs like that too. Parts of the Bronx and Detroit at night in the summer.


24 posted on 05/26/2010 7:45:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

SW Washington DC.


25 posted on 05/26/2010 7:47:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

SW—>SE


26 posted on 05/26/2010 7:47:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I drove a 16' uhaul pulling a double axle uhaul trailer from Aberdeen SD to Evanston WY in January of 2009. It was 34 below when we left during a "ground blizzard" and by the time we got to Evanston (about 950 miles) it was 23 above and felt downright balmy.

We were able to go the speed limit in SD even with the heavy cross winds because there was no traffic and the road was straight.

This was taken at about 55 mph going over the Missouri river.


27 posted on 05/26/2010 7:47:54 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dirtboy

Want more fun. Try the “Million Dollar Highway” from Ouray, CO to Silverton, CO. One of the fun things to tell tourists is to check out the white line on the drop off side. (The white line is half gone in spots, where did it go? Straight down...) No guardrails, either.

Oh and did I mention the memorial to the snowplow operators that have died plowing the highway?


28 posted on 05/26/2010 7:49:19 AM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: US Navy Vet
50 is not scary and part of the point is not seeing anyone. I drive it all the time going hunting and I like just like it is. You want scary go back 25 years to Highway 17 to Santa Cruz from Los Gatos.
29 posted on 05/26/2010 7:49:21 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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To: dirtboy

Beartooth Pass would be exciting too, but it’s closed in Winter.


30 posted on 05/26/2010 7:49:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That has been one of my all time favorite “car crash” video’s from youtube!


31 posted on 05/26/2010 7:51:10 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Paladin2
I would say any freeway in Massachusetts considering how bad they drive there.
32 posted on 05/26/2010 7:54:45 AM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: US Navy Vet

Mount Evans Road (Colorado 103)South past the Ranger station. Snoqualmie Pass during a blinding rain..


33 posted on 05/26/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by cardinal4 (In Obama Land, it is racist to be white..)
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To: Dogfaced Soldier

MLK blvd in Baltimore.


34 posted on 05/26/2010 7:56:31 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: RobRoy

Thing about Seattle driving that I hated was it could be fine on one side of the hill and an ice shute on the other side...


35 posted on 05/26/2010 7:56:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RobRoy

I learned to say to heck with it!...STAY HOME!


36 posted on 05/26/2010 7:58:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: US Navy Vet

I-75 through Detroit without getting shot


37 posted on 05/26/2010 7:59:39 AM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: kidd

The Mixing Bowl in Springfield isn’t as bad as it used to be since they re-did it, but before that...yeah. The highway engineer that designed that monstrosity needed to be strung up.

I’ll add another—US 129 south out of Alcoa, TN through the Nantahala National Forest down to where it meets US 19/74 in North Carolina. The views are spectacular and the road is terrifying, not least because of the sheer number of bikes and sports cars that try to drive it like it’s the Nurburgring. There’s a reason they call the stretch near the TN/NC border the “Tail of the Dragon”...try 318 curves in an 11-mile stretch.

}:-)4


38 posted on 05/26/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Paladin2; All

US6, I assume you mean Loveland Pass, is usually closed in winter...hazardous cargoes are allowed over, weather permitting, so as not to stop traffic in the adjacent Eisenhower Tunnel; however, I70 through the Colorado Rockies has rockslides, animals on the highway, extreme grades, extreme weather, avalanches, torrential rains,flash floods, horrendous lightning storms, whiteout blizzards, OUT-OF-STATE drivers lol and who knows what else. Not scary, indeed...from a Denver resident since 1965


39 posted on 05/26/2010 8:02:58 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: US Navy Vet
610 West Loop & Hwy 59 - Houston
40 posted on 05/26/2010 8:06:05 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: Moose4

US 2 West from Duluth to Grand Rapids (MN). It is flat and straight, but the forest comes right up to the side of the road. The 65 mile and hour speed limit assures no adequate braking time when the moose pops out in front of you. There are skid and road kill marks that look like something from CSI..


41 posted on 05/26/2010 8:06:24 AM PDT by cardinal4 (In Obama Land, it is racist to be white..)
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To: Illuminatas

Well, after all Colorado is Spanish for ‘Land without guardrails.’


42 posted on 05/26/2010 8:08:26 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: RobRoy
As a "kid", we (I) passed the snowplow out of Green Springs, WY heading to Jackson Hole in a hurry.

We had installed the studded rear tires (on a 1965 Mustang 6 cyl 3 spd with three >6 ft guys) in Medicine Bow, WY (prior to I-70 and right next to the RR tracks - a train came through in the middle of a snowstorm and scared the **** out of us) during the preceding night and lived to tell the tale. It's not recommended to pass a plow on a two lane when the viz is zer0. I realize that now.

43 posted on 05/26/2010 8:09:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cardinal4

Don’t drive from Fairbanks to Delta in the dark in anything less than an F-250. Just sayin’.


44 posted on 05/26/2010 8:11:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: notdownwidems

I’ve coasted from the Tunnel to Denver many times in all sorts of weather and traffic. Not lately though.


45 posted on 05/26/2010 8:13:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Tunnel ——> now Tunnels.


46 posted on 05/26/2010 8:14:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RobRoy
I'd slow down going over that bridge.

YouTube videos of this winter to follow.

47 posted on 05/26/2010 8:16:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: notdownwidems

US6 over Vail Pass (back in the day), in traffic, caused me the most close calls. Loveland Pass looks scary though and certainly freaks out my wife.


48 posted on 05/26/2010 8:19:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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"US-30 in PA during the Winter."

I concur. While I attended Gettysburg College I drove the stretch between Bedford and Gettysburg during semester breaks and holidays. My knuckles still turn white when I think about some of the icy patches I hit.

49 posted on 05/26/2010 8:22:39 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Be careful out there, you can still get hurt. ;-)


50 posted on 05/26/2010 8:25:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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