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Re: Highest Roads is Southern California

Postby Marmaduke » Tue May 24, 2011 11:18 pm

JasonH wrote:
CSUMarmot wrote:
goldenhopper wrote:
Palisades79 wrote:Is White Mountain the highest unpaved road in California ?



It has to be. White Mountain road tops out at 11,680 ft. I can't think of anything that might even come close? In Colorado they love to carve up peaks with roads; it makes it easier to summit! :wink: None of that nonsense here in Cali though. :P


We only build roads up 14ers so you fat Californians can make it up to the tundra...
The average Colorado peak is 5500' taller than the average California mound so it's natural that CO has mountains covered in roads


It only takes me an hour and a half to get to the ocean. How about you?


You must be driving 100 mph then.
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Re: Highest Roads is Southern California

Postby JasonH » Tue May 24, 2011 11:29 pm

Marmaduke wrote:
JasonH wrote:
CSUMarmot wrote:
goldenhopper wrote:
Palisades79 wrote:Is White Mountain the highest unpaved road in California ?



It has to be. White Mountain road tops out at 11,680 ft. I can't think of anything that might even come close? In Colorado they love to carve up peaks with roads; it makes it easier to summit! :wink: None of that nonsense here in Cali though. :P


We only build roads up 14ers so you fat Californians can make it up to the tundra...
The average Colorado peak is 5500' taller than the average California mound so it's natural that CO has mountains covered in roads


It only takes me an hour and a half to get to the ocean. How about you?


You must be driving 100 mph then.


Sometimes I get down to 80.
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Re: Highest Roads is Southern California

Postby goldenhopper » Wed May 25, 2011 12:02 am

Denjem wrote:
JasonH wrote:
CSUMarmot wrote:
goldenhopper wrote:
Palisades79 wrote:Is White Mountain the highest unpaved road in California ?



It has to be. White Mountain road tops out at 11,680 ft. I can't think of anything that might even come close? In Colorado they love to carve up peaks with roads; it makes it easier to summit! :wink: None of that nonsense here in Cali though. :P


We only build roads up 14ers so you fat Californians can make it up to the tundra...
The average Colorado peak is 5500' taller than the average California mound so it's natural that CO has mountains covered in roads


It only takes me an hour and a half to get to the ocean. How about you?

15 minutes for me! :lol:


I've lived as close as a 3 minute walk to the Pacific (Naples Island, Long Beach) to where I live now at about 40 minutes to the beach. I actually prefer being closer to the hills and away from the beach. From my current house I can be at 8,000+ feet in about 40 minues and our weekend home is @ 5200ft and we can get to it in 35 minutes. 8)
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Re: Highest Roads is Southern California

Postby Marmaduke » Wed May 25, 2011 12:35 am

My parents owned a house looking out over Lake Tahoe, that was a 3 hour drive (without any Sac traffic), the ocean is 40 minutes. For NorCal you wouldn't want to be any closer to the ocean- consistantly cooler and foggy. But I wish I was closer than 3 - 5 hours away from the mountains.
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Re: Highest Roads is Southern California

Postby JasonH » Wed May 25, 2011 9:02 pm

Marmaduke wrote:My parents owned a house looking out over Lake Tahoe, that was a 3 hour drive (without any Sac traffic), the ocean is 40 minutes. For NorCal you wouldn't want to be any closer to the ocean- consistantly cooler and foggy. But I wish I was closer than 3 - 5 hours away from the mountains.


Isn't Sonoma surrounded by mountains? I know your talking about the Sierra. But there is plenty of fun (for me anyways) mountains closer then 3-5 hours.
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