u.s. routes

A highway interchange connects Interstate 310 and U.S Route 61 outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Because the roadways in this area were built on top of environmentally sensitive wetlands, construction platforms were mounted on top of concrete piles to minimize disruption with the terrain below.

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Construction of El Rancho Vegas, c. 1940

Built by Thomas Hull on U.S. Route 91, a two lane road just out of city limits. This was the first resort on the future Las Vegas Strip.

The hotel was an addition to his chain of “El Rancho” hotels in Gallup, Fresno, and Sacramento. A key attraction was a swimming pool built only a few feet from the highway. The casino and opera house added after the initial hotel plan. It opened 4/3/41, and was destroyed by fire 6/17/60.

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Horsetail Falls by Mark Stevens

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Nevada State Route 375 (The Extraterrestrial Highway)

State Route 375 (SR 375) is a state highway in south-central Nevada in the United States. The highway stretches 98 miles (158 km) from State Route 318 at Crystal Springs northwest to U.S. Route 6 (US 6) at Warm Springs.

The top-secret Area 51 government base is near SR 375 and many travelers have reported UFO observations and other strange alien activity along this road. Such stories prompted the state to officially designate the route as the Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996. 

In 1989, an engineer named Bob Lazar claimed to have worked on alien spaceships and to have viewed saucer test flights in Tikaboo Valley, telling his story to a Las Vegas television station which was subsequently broadcast as an exclusive report. By the 1990s, stories of the top-secret U.S. government base at Area 51 had become mainstream, and many books and personal accounts had been published regarding extraterrestrial spacecraft and alien activity in the region surrounding Groom Lake. Rachel, being the closest settlement to the restricted facility, attracted people in search of UFOs and alien life. (x)

So, I was reading the “Glitches in the Matrix” thread, and was reminded of an experience I had back in university.

The only way to get to my university/college was by driving through a long, twisting canyon for 120 miles.  The road has a lot of elevation changes and not a lot of guardrails.  It is also only two lanes in a lot of parts.  All of these things combine with impatient drivers to give it a well-earned reputation as one of the deadliest roads in America (U.S. Route 6, Spanish Fork Canyon, if you’re interested in reading more about it).

So, my friend and I were on our way back to the university, and we were about twenty minutes from the end of the canyon.  We went around a corner and I saw a red sports car, wrecked, going across both lanes, with a male in his mid twenties stumbling towards our car.  I gasped and grabbed on to the arm rest on the door, convinced we were going to run this man over and then slam in to his already smashed car.

My friend glanced over at me and asked me what the hell was going on.  I looked at her and looked back at the road, and the car and the man were gone.  

Given that there were 519 fatal and serious injury crashes on this road between 1996-2008, I can’t verify that this particular crash happened.  I can still recall it in vivid detail, and I personally believe it was a stone tape replay of an actual car cash.  It may have been a highway hypnosis hallucination, but that sort of thing typically happens on long, straight stretches of road, not on narrow, twisty roads that demand attention.

Today’s location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

Photographer: @scott_kranz •

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a large wilderness area spanning the Central Cascades of Washington state in the United States. The wilderness is located in parts of Wenatchee National Forest and Snoqualmie National Forest, and is approximately bounded by Interstate 90 and Snoqualmie Pass to the south and U.S. Route 2 and Stevens Pass to the north. •

Selected by: @jeff_bell_photos •

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Remember to tag your finds #cascadiaexplored on your adventures wherever you are in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and N Cali! by cascadiaexplored

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State Route 375 (SR 375) is a state highway in south-central Nevada in the United States. The highway stretches 98 miles (158 km) from State Route 318 at Crystal Springs northwest to U.S. Route 6 (US 6) at Warm Springs. The route travels through mostly unoccupied desert terrain, with much of its alignment paralleling the northern edges of the Nellis Air Force Range.

The top-secret Area 51 government base is near SR 375 and many travelers have reported UFO observations and other strange alien activity along this road. Such stories prompted the state to officially designate the route as the Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996. The small town of Rachel, located near the center of the highway, caters to tourists, Geocachers, and UFO seekers with alien-themed businesses. Although the area receives some tourism due to alleged extraterrestrial activity, SR 375 remains a lightly traveled route.

Six: a Riarkle Fanfic

In her lifetime, Riley will love six boys. 

The first one will be Lucas. It’s true that she loves Farkle, but it’s not the same. She’ll love Lucas and go into it blind. She’ll sacrifice her reputation for him and calm him down when things just go to crap. She’ll give him the best parts of her and she’ll be vulnerable with him in a way no other boy will ever see unless they earn it. She’ll make him a better person and in return he will help her see the world.

Riley will love Lucas with an unconditional, irrefutable love, but it will change. And he’ll fall in love with someone else. And her heart and soul that was devoted to him will shift, and he’ll be her brother. The one who protects. But he’ll always be her first.

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