Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, February 21, 2010

"G" is for guardrail...Sunday Stills Challenge 022110







"G" is for guardrail and Highway 74, from Palm Desert, to Pinyon, has a LOT of those. It is one of the most dangerous mountain roads in the nation. Remember the movie "IT's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and the car chase down the mountain at the end of the movie? Yup. That's Highway 74. Hardly a week goes by without someone getting into an accident. Just two weeks ago, a motorcycle with 2 people aboard crashed into a car. Two of the three people were killed. Yes, there are guard rails, like the one shown here, but people also need to slow down. And, alas, sometimes, cars DO go right over the rails onto the mountain below. Dangerous beauty is what we call it. Highway 74 should be covered with wildflowers shortly, especially after all the rain we've had on it. I'm going out later this morning, with my camera, to see what it looks like after the snow storm yesterday. Sunday Stils Challenge for February 21, 2010.

4 comments:

Sandy from the Heart of texas said...

Yikes! I'm glad there are guard rails! Definitely a hairy ride on that highway!

allhorsestuff said...

WOW...what a spot..I would only like to LOOK at the Guard rail and not test it's purpose!
KK

Brenda said...

yes, it's too sad when people don't slow down and have accidents. The mountains are beautiful.

morephotosplease said...

"Great" shots. Nice and serious story too. Regular Guy