Thursday, July 16, 2009

Desert Highways - SR 127

"This route was signed as Route 127 as part of the initial signage of routes in 1934. It was LRN 127 between Baker and Death Valley Junction (junction Route 190), and LRN 128 from Death Valley Junction to the Nevada state line. Both routes were defined in 1933.
Overall statistics for Route 127:
Total Length (1995): 91 miles
Average Daily Traffic (1992): 380 to 4,700
Milage Classification: Rural: 91; Sm. Urban: 0; Urbanized: 0.
Significant Summits: Ibix Pass (2250 ft).
Counties Traversed: San Bernardino, Inyo."

For some terrific views of desert roads, see Maya's Photo Blog post Open Road & Burma Shave.

12 comments:

glasgowdailyphoto said...

Ooh, now this picture just screams California to me!
Jackie

Lily Hydrangea said...

it is reassuring to me that at the least, 380 people travel this long stretch of desert road. I always wonder if people who might break down get heat stroke before someone gets to them. cool photo.

Marie-Noyale said...

I've been wanting to cross the USA and finally see those roads for myself for a long time...
I will....
one day!!!

RogerB said...

It looks a little dry there. Okay, a lot dry! Cool pic.

marley said...

That is long and so straight. Great photo.

Babooshka said...

Ever seen the film Electar Glide in Blue? This reminds me do much of the beautiful longshots in that. Fabulous.

Lori Lynn said...

Makes me want to jump in the car and drive!
LL

pasadenaadjacent said...

I used to have a book on Burma Shave roadside ads. The wonderful things I've lost over the years. Are you on the road?

pasadenaadjacent said...

Never mind. I've been away awhile myself

Cafe Observer said...

I was gonna say PV seems kinda quiet & deserted at the moment.

Maya said...

Hah! I was just thinking, this reminds me of our road trip, then saw you linked to my blog! Thanks!

tapirgal said...

I miss roads that look like this, but I don't miss the heat. Nice pic.