It's the Summer of Six!C'mon across America on our biggest Roadgap exploration yet: the United States' longest highway until 1964, and today remains the United States' longest continuous highway, 3205 miles from Bishop, California and the beautiful eastern Sierra Nevada all the way to Provincetown, Massachusetts and the seasides of Cape Cod. No wonder it bears the proud Grand Army of the Republic Highway name -- no highway takes a cross-section of the USA like this!
2006 was a special year, truly the Summer of 6, and this exhibit was designed to take a "snapshot in time" preserving the highway and the character of the American destinations it crosses for posterity. That July, your humble narrator hopped in his Saturn SL2 with his Nikon and his iBook and left Bishop, CA in search of the other end of the highway. You can see that initial trip in the "roadlog", a quasi-blog along the route with selected photographs and comments, including my return trip along the eastern Applachians and back to southern California along old US Highway 80 and its modern inheritors.
Now that the trip is over and the photographs are being collated, processed and uploaded, now you can start with the main photographic exhibit. Unlike most of my other photographic exhibits which are built and uploaded in whole cloth, sometimes almost 50 sections at once, I've chosen to upload the US 6 exhibit part by part. That means you can look at portions of the main exhibit as it develops, send your comments, and enjoy the view without having to wait for the whole thing to be released. I hope you enjoy the ride!
It is my plan, once the full photography is uploaded and made available, to
do retakes of less-good-pictures that do not significantly change the look of
the highway. In a decade or two, I hope to reshoot the route again, a Summer
of 6 Revisited, but this exhibit will always stand as a record of this great
highway as it was when I trundled along it for the first time.
Watch for parts 3 and 4 to Ely in the next release!
For now, you can continue from Part 2 with the
original Roadlog entry.
Fellow roadgeeks at work
Other US 6 specific links
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