Hello everyone. I am currently in Ely doing some research. In the past week I have photographed and traveled over all the early highway including Ford’s Defeat, Pancake Summit (original), and Jake’s Summit. Pictures and video will follow once I get back to my main computer and spend a few weeks editing..
Apparently the sharp rocks on Jake’s Summit had cut into the tire.
It has been an exciting trip so far. The travels on the 1913 road have been emotionally fulfilling although hard on the truck. There is a fine layer of alkalai dust on and in everything. Cameras need to be cleaned daily. My iPad and keyboard have dust in all the crevices.
Tomorrow I am sifting through a treasure trove of old photos for publication in this blog and in an upcoming book I am working on.
There is so much to do and to see and to research.
Note to self: never do the eastside of Jake’s Summit again!