Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra snow October 2010

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.


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!

Brenda said...

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

Anonymous said...

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