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Old 01-21-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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If you could drive any interstate highway from end to end, which one would you choose, in terms of sheer, scenic beauty?

Any interstate highway is fine, be it north/south, east/west, etc.

Interstates only, no routes, state roads, etc.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Give me anything other than I-10 Between San Antonio and Los Angeles. That just may have been the most nothing I've seen in all of my days.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Interstate 77 is a fun scenic interstate going thru and around the mountains
I love going through the tunnels in the mountains , the scenic views of the mountains and valley's, I enjoy the way it laid out that isnt just a boring straight highway, the grades are not scary but are fun to climb or descend on. You can view the beautiful North Carolina foothills the skyline of Charlotte then the Palmetto trees of South Carolina
pictures of interstate in VA
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_S_L.jpg
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_N_L.jpg
pictures of tunnel
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_VA_BWMT.jpg
http://cobolhacker.com/images/content/going_south/warp_drive_thru_pitsburg.jpg (broken link)
skyline
http://www.bigskyline.com/images/Skyline_Charlotte_NorthCarolina_USA_night_z.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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I would have to go with I-70 just for the drive through the Western Colorado.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default Best Highway

Hands down, no questions asked. Highway 1 (101) on the West Coast. Unbelievable beauty! Especially by Big Sur, CA.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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Well, since you are making us pick an *interstate* highway, I'd take I-80. Fisrt, because I like lonnnngggg drives. Second, the scenery. Starts in the NYC suburbs, within spitting distance of Manhattan, through the Appalachian mountains, across the woodlands of northern PA, across the prairies of the midwest, the high country of Wyoming, over the Rockies, along the Great Salt Lake, past Lake Tahoe and over the Cascades, and over the Bay Bridge right into downtown San Francisco! What a trip.

But I avoid the interstates unless I am in a real hurry. Otherwise, I take the US and State highways (and local roads whn I have a good map!). That's where you will find the REAL scenery.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Well, since you are making us pick an *interstate* highway, I'd take I-80../..but I avoid the interstates unless I am in a real hurry. Otherwise, I take the US and State highways (and local roads whn I have a good map!). That's where you will find the REAL scenery.
I have yet to do I-80 but it sounds nice. I concur about US and state hwys - much nicer if you have the time!
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Interstate 77 is a fun scenic interstate going thru and around the mountains
I love going through the tunnels in the mountains , the scenic views of the mountains and valley's, I enjoy the way it laid out that isnt just a boring straight highway, the grades are not scary but are fun to climb or descend on. You can view the beautiful North Carolina foothills the skyline of Charlotte then the Palmetto trees of South Carolina
pictures of interstate in VA
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_S_L.jpg
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_FG_N_L.jpg
pictures of tunnel
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/I77_VA_BWMT.jpg
http://cobolhacker.com/images/content/going_south/warp_drive_thru_pitsburg.jpg (broken link)
skyline
http://www.bigskyline.com/images/Skyline_Charlotte_NorthCarolina_USA_night_z.jpg (broken link)
I second that! And also possibly I-81 that joins. Although I'm not too sure about the entire road,some of it goes up through PA and NY onto Quebec.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Do auxiliary routes not count?
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Default auxiliary routes?

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Do auxiliary routes not count?
Hmmmm, not sure what an auxiliary route is...do you mean connector hwy's, beltways, and the like?

I was trying to limit the choices to just interstate hwy's. But if somewhat wanted to nominate I-495 around DC, I'd be o.k. with that. Be a long drive, though.
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