Vermont once had a series of route numbers that were specific for roads leading to ferries across Lake Champlain to New York State's Adirondack Coast. One such route remains, Vermont Route F-5, which spans from US 7 to the Charlotte-Essex Ferry landing, all within the Town of Charlotte. The first time I had the opportunity to drive on VT F-5 was in May 2005, when I snapped this photo.
Over the past two decades I've crossed the Interstate 5 corridor from Los Angeles north over the Sierra Pelona Mountains and Tehachapi Range to San Joaquin Valley what seems to be an immeasurable number of times. While Interstate 5 from Castaic Junction to Grapevine via Tejon Pass today is known to most as "The Grapevine" it occupies a corridor which has been traversed by numerous historic highways. The most notable of these highways is known as the "Ridge Route." This article is dedicated to the Ridge Route and the various highways that preceded it. This blog is part of the larger Gribblenation US Route 99 Page. For more information pertaining to the other various segments of US Route 99 and it's three-digit child routes check out the link the below. Gribblenation US Route 99 Page Ridge Route corridor introdution The Ridge Route as originally envisioned was a segment of highway which was completed in 1915 between the northern Los Angeles city limit