I-77 Mountain Driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    One of my favorites is heading east on I90, climbing Lookout in Idaho with perfect roads, to be met with hard packed snow the minute you get to the top/Montana border, for the trip down.
     
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  3. Trucker61016

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    If you want a heck of a mountain climb, take route 54 in Pa from i80 and make your way through the small towns and huge inclines working over to i81....that will give your engine a workout going up, and then it's a 20mph truck speed limit for some of the steep grades.....
     
  4. gekko1323

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    I was going to mention that road. Locust Gap Road. I got off at the Danville exit to take a "shortcut" down to the Walmart DC near Pottsville. The "shortcut" saved me about 65 miles because otherwise I would have had to take I-80 to I-81, and then down and back to Pottsville. However, "saving" those 65 miles actually ADDED an hour to my trip. It was a pretty cool drive though.
     
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  5. Michael 247

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    In W Va I went around a curve so bad that I knocked out my taillight with the Headlight
     
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Haha good one
     
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  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    I had to check that out on the map but i came across something funny. A town named Rough & Ready Lol. A perfect fitting name
     
  8. Trucker61016

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    Yes it'll test your patience and your brakes lol.....
     
  9. TravR1

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    I think I took that stretch a few times going from FL to Columbus OH. Its a wave of hills and not may places to stop, that I remember. Then I would take a series of highways the rest of the way. That was always done overnight, in my case. We had an early morning pick up in Orlando then we had to be in Columbus the next morning, if memory serves right.

    It's not the best, but not the worst either. It will make you work a little, in more ways than one. And the co driver in the back has to work at sleeping also.
     
  10. Magoo1968

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    Was that in a 140 mph cab over going down the infamous 26% grade with a stop sign at the bottom ?? I miss his crazy stories some days lol
     
  11. Michael 247

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    You must be Talking about X1 Heavy
     
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