Monday, October 20, 2008

About this Blog

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the tour buses and over crowded scenic overlooks?  Don't mind a little shake, rattle and roll, not having cell service or an inch of dust inside and outside your car?  If you said yes to both of these questions then theses drives are for you.

This blog is strives to highlight lightly traveled, scenic, unpaved roads that can be reached by regular passenger vehicles. I wouldn't take a vet or any other low rider on these roads, but what most of us drive should work fine. What we mean by lightly traveled is we passed less than 10 other cars on the road on the day we took the drive. I usually sightsee on week days. If you only sightsee on weekends your experience may be different.

Some of these roads will be within National Forest or National Parks and may require a usage fee. Often they have 'self pay' stations. Pay the fees, obey all signs, don't go in closed areas, stay on the existing roads, don't deface the trees or rocks and leave the area cleaner than you found it. Why some people think that they need to express their love or that they were there by carving it in a tree or rock, I don't get. It destroys the trees and the beauty of the area for the next guy and nobody really cares that you loved Jill when you were 16.

We encourage responsible back country usage so that these areas will still be out of the way havens for generations to come.

We are not attempting to give technical touring 'milepost by milepost' information on these areas.  We are just 'highlighting' these drives.  Be sure that you have a local map with you at all times and note that any mileage mentioned by us is approximate.  

We do want to hear from you. We want to hear your experience on the roads we have featured and any changes that may have occurred since we visited. We also want your suggestions for unpaved scenic wonders in your area that we can try out. To email, click on the About Me tab and then click email. You can receive updates to this blog site by subscribing to the site via one of the major readers (see Subscribe to Posts) or via Email (Subscribe via Email).

Thanks for taking a look at this site .. On Da Road

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