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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #521
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This Italian wanted to pass so he made big stau 'cause this local didn't want to move his mercedes. Btw they shoulded put a semafor:



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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #522
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That is the end. Hope now when they finish with upgrading with road from Renweng to Radstad it will be all possible to drive fast. But katschberg is to hilly to build as good road as on Tauern pass.
Hope this goes in thit thread.
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 12:56 AM   #523
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Austrians could signpost Kranj and Celje here. =)


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Old August 25th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #524
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Passo Stalle (Staller Sattel) as seen from the path leading to the Seespitze:




I took the last one from the top of the Seespitze (3021 m):

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Old August 25th, 2015, 04:58 PM   #525
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"Port de la Bonaigua" a 2072 m. mountain pass in Lleida (Catalonia) one of the highest in the Pyrenees. There is a ski resort on it, called Baqueira Beret, one of the best resorts in the Pyrenees. This route is one of the 3 entrances that has the Val d'Aran, the most alpine section of the Pyrenees. The other routes are by the Garona valley (France) and the Vielha tunnel (5230 m.) also in Catalonia.

There is a project for a long tunnel to avoid this pass, this tunnel would be 4000 metres long, located between de 1800 m and 1700 m. Every year the pass has to close for one, two or even three months due to avalanches and huge quantitites of snow on the road.

As you can see it is quite sneaky.


Some of the machines that take part in the cleaning of the pass after the snow falls.


The highest point of the pass. You can see a restaurant on the left that used to be a hostel when there was no road, and a ski lift on the right. There's also an old snowblower kept on the top of the pass.


Winter daily rutine.


One of the multiple signs located before the pass on both sides to inform about the state of the road. In this case it is closed due to avalanche danger.
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 01:30 PM   #526
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Prelaz Predel/Passo di Predil (1156 m)

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Old September 2nd, 2015, 06:20 PM   #527
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Three alpine roads in one location:

-Colle delle Finestre (2176 m) road (https://www.google.it/maps/dir/45.02...!4m2!3e0!5i1):

The road connects Susa and Chisone valleys, in province Turin. This picture shows the last kilometers of the road (side of Chisone valley, south), before the Colle delle Finestre, also visible left of the pic:


Technically the Susa side and few km of the Chisone side are called SP172. This denomination does not follow the main road down to Chisone valley but continues on the unpaved road which branches off the second hairpin and is barely visible in the woods, upper-right part of the picture.


https://www.google.it/maps/place/Tes...aeb586!5m1!1e4
- Branching off the Colle delle Finestre road, few km from the pass, there is the Assietta road, an unpaved (but open for traffic during summer) road, classified SP173. It's the one in the centre-right of the picture. It's 35 km long and connects SP172 with Sestriere, always above 2000 m reaching up 2500 near the top of Testa dell'Assietta peak. My picture shows only the beginning of the road at SP172:



- Last but not least, the Colle della Vecchia military road (https://www.google.it/maps/dir/45.07...a=!4m2!4m1!3e2). Now closed for traffic (but open for bicycles), it branches off SP172 few meters below the Colle delle Finestre at ~2100 m. It cuts the southern face of Monte Pintas-Punta Fattiere massif:



climbing up to almost 2800 m near the top of Monte Ciantiplagna:




And reconnecting to the Assietta road after 13 km, near the Testa dell'Assietta. It is generally still in good shape:




Except for some collapsed sections:
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Iseran, pass and road as seen from the path leading to Pointe des Lessières (3043 m, west of the Col):











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Last hairpin turns of the Moncenisio/Mont-Cenis road before the pass, from the Italian side:

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A quick glimpse of the road leading to the summit of Flagstaff Mountain from Boulder, Colorado:

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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:17 AM   #531
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Is Stelvio pass opening beginning of June, depending on weather conditions of course?
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Is Stelvio pass opening beginning of June, depending on weather conditions of course?
It usually opens the last week of May. However check the condition before attempting driving there.
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US 24 in Colorado between Tennessee Pass and Leadville (altitude ~ 3100 m)

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It's interesting how the Rocky Mountains are the same height as the Alps, but the mountain passes are much higher. There are almost no mountain passes over 2500 m in the Alps, but there are plenty up to 3500 m in the Rockies.
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It's interesting how the Rocky Mountains are the same height as the Alps, but the mountain passes are much higher. There are almost no mountain passes over 2500 m in the Alps, but there are plenty up to 3500 m in the Rockies.
The paved roads are also much wider, even "tight" mountain roads like the Mt. Evans ascent route are quite wide by Alpine standards.
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Trees at 3100 m?
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Yeah, the tree line is also much higher, in fact, only the highest mountain passes in Colorado (usually those over 3400 m) are above the tree line.

And I noticed the much wider roads too. I've filmed some Alpine roads where Americans commented how narrow and difficult the road seemed, while I thought it was nothing particularly difficult by Alpine standards. I've seen a number of videos from the Rocky Mountains where passes have two wide lanes, wide turns and sometimes paved shoulders.
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I don't like wide mountain roads (except very important ones), I don't feel nature then.
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USA is a vast country, a continent I could say, so it needs big and wide roads for the traffic even in the mountains. The more width the more comfort and safety, I appreciate such roads.
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It must be understood that those roads in the Rocky Mountains are:

A) generally somewhat newer

B) often originally designed to service mines

Both of which mean that they are more adapted to larger automobiles.
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