Video is optimized for broadband access.
Wide-angle lenses used to record video straighten the curves
out. For a truer sense of twistiness watch the mirror dip .
At a Glance
Shangri-la – a beautiful natural
environment of snow-capped mountains, steep canyons and winding
rivers where man lives in harmony with nature. James Hilton, who
conceived this idyllic Tibetan paradise for his novel, Lost
Horizons, actually described the landscape east of Weaverville
as the closest place on earth to match that definition. And you
can see his point once you transcend the strip malls of modern
Weaverville and embark on your journey toward the coast through
the Shasta and Six Rivers National Forests. Enlightened
Engineering is apparent throughout, as is the rapturous Pavement
that sweeps you upward on a winding passing lane to the Oregon Mtn Pass and then down to commune at length with the peaceful
Trinity River in moderate, predictable corners that rarely drop
below a 40-mph (60-kmh) advisory. Often remote and always
scenic, Hilton’s mountains, canyons and rivers are all around
you. The question is: Can motorcyclists live in harmony with
speed tax collectors? Maybe in Tibet.
Submit your Rating / Review:
'Scenic and entertaining. Fun road. ' --Ron Leonard