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.
California State Route 1 in western San Mateo County traverses the Montara Mountain spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In modern times California State Route 1 passes through Montara Mountain via the Tom Lantos Tunnels and the highway is traditionally associated with Devils Slide. Although Devils Slide carries an infamous legacy due it being prone landslides it pales in comparison to the alignment California State Route 1 carried prior to November 1937 over Old Pedro Mountain Road. Old Pedro Mountain Road opened to traffic in 1915 and is considered one of the first major asphalted highways in California. Old Pedro Mountain Road clambers over a grade from Montara towards Pacifica via the 922 foot high Saddle Pass. Pictured above an overlook of Old Pedro Mountain Road facing southward towards Montara as it appears today. Pictured below it the same view during June 1937 when it was part of the original alignment of California State Route 1. Today Old Pedro Mountain sits abandoned a