[Floodgap Roadgap presents the Summer of 6]

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7 March 2009
[The western end of US 6 since 1964, at US 395 in Bishop, California.]
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Welcome to the Summer of 6!

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As originally posted in May 2006: Thanks for coming by to Floodgap Roadgap's special "live" exhibit, the Summer of 6! This carries the complete chronicles of my trip across the United States to photographically catalogue what was once America's longest numbered highway at 3,652 miles -- US Highway 6 -- stretching from Long Beach, CA to the tip of Cape Cod at Provincetown, MA until 1964. Today it is still the longest continuous-designation highway at 3,205 miles; only US 20 squeaks by it at 3,237 miles, but US 20 is broken into parts by Yellowstone National Park. (Compare this to the "puny" Interstate highways, with Interstate 90 being the longest at "only" 3,020 miles.)

Why drive US 6? US 6 is a fascinating cross section of great America, from the Sierra Nevada of the West through the deserts of the Great Basin, the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, the hearty prairies of the American Midwest, the shores of the Great Lakes and the beauty of New England and the Atlantic Ocean. Can you think of any other highway that you can just follow, that would give you all that?

So sit back, relax, crank up the A/C and ride along on an adventure to capture the heart and soul of the United States as only this one highway can. C'mon, we've got some driving to do!


[Map of US 6.]

So, when is all this getting down? Here's a schedule of events:

  • May and June 2006: Travel plans, pre-flight notes and also some forays into US 6 in California and Nevada during road trips I will be making to the northern part of the state(s). Sign up for the mailing list or our RSS feed for when new entries are up!

  • July and August 2006: The trip begins! Expect new entries to be posted daily or every other day depending on Internet availability, along with photos and trip log notes.

  • August 2006 on: Watch for the full travelogues of routes covered during the Summer of 6 to be posted to the main Floodgap Roadgap site.

I hope you enjoy the trip! -- Cameron Kaiser

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[Mileage sign at US 6 in Bishop, California, with distance to the eastern terminus in Provincetown, Massachusetts.]

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The trip is over!

But the log is still up! You can read all the roadlog entries from when I was live on the road covering US Highway 6 (plus the return trip along Old US 80 [Interstate 8, Interstate 10 and Interstate 20]) right here.

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