November 13, 2018
We followed our friend’s advice, and set out on Deadman Pass near 10 am. OK, it was closer to 9:30, but the temperature was above freezing and there was no snow. Always check highway cams and weather reports before attempting a treacherous pass. All looked well, so we set out.
We didn’t get too far when visibility became greatly reduced:
The fog was intense, but the twists in the road also added to the white-knuckle experience. Look at what the map shows:
The fog started to lift and we could see there had been a truck in front of us the entire time:
As the fog completely lifted, we could see it hanging over a valley and a sundog:
After that, it was smooth sailing:
So, that is how you get through a treacherous pass. Follow experienced drivers’ advice, check weather reports and highway cams, don’t rush it. Phew!
Oregon scenery on the way to Nevada:
Hey, is this what we think it is?
Oh yeah! A 1970s Dodge Chinook:
For the night, we crossed into Nevada and stayed in Jackpot (free parking at Cactus Pete’s casino).