In Virginia, getting close to West Virginia
This was one of my top five highlights in our road trip this past spring, hiking a small portion of the Appalachian Trail. If you missed that post here it is.
Back on the road we crossed over what I guess was the high spot of the Appalachians in that area. Living in California near the Sierras an elevation as this wouldn't be noted.
But short time later coming around a curve and seeing something like this really gets my attention! I instantly let off the gas and glance overhead near the visor where I have written in large numbers the height and width of the Little House on the Highway. Okay, we had room to spare but it does get interesting as I drive on through underpasses like this.
Only once in a little town in some state in the South did I start to go down under a railroad crossing and I noticed all the damaged concrete overhead from too tall trucks crashing into the crossing. I didn't even have time to check my numbers. I quickly turned right into a laundromat parking lot, stopped, checked and sure enough we would have left the air conditioner plastered to the top of the undercrossing. "Whew!" A homeless black man told me how to get around and back on my way.