From the bloggers at Cheap RV Living.
If you are going to spend much time exploring the beauty of the West, you’re going to discover that means constantly climbing long, steep mountain passes. If you are in a car or other vehicle that can easily climb difficult hills, you don’t really care, you can just enjoy the astounding views they offer.
But many of us are in overloaded vans and RVs and climbing monster hills is stressful because we are always worried about overheating or overworking our engine going up the hill; or, burning up our brakes to the point of failure when going down the hill.
You might think, “Well, I’ll just go around them.” Often that’s the best idea but there are three problems with it:
- Snowbirds need to go up into the mountains to find cool weather and that forces you to drive these steep hills. For that we need to know which is the easiest route into the cool mountains.
- In much of the west there simply is no alternative, you either go over the mountains or drive 1000 miles out of your way to avoid them. In that case, we need to know which of the mountain passes will be the easiest.
- Much of the magnificent beauty of the west is a lot like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and it’s either in the mountain pass itself or on the other side of it.
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