beautiful drive. I drive this route a few times a year.

Beautiful anytime of the year!

I did this route about 5 years ago. Unlike Aaron, I did enjoy the towns too, although it was the scenic drive that made it worth while. I wish I had not lost the camera with the pictures on it. A good reason to back up or change the chip often and lock up the old one.

Lots of forestry roads to take you to great hiking areas.

Beautiful Drive in Spring or Fall...

great drive in the fall.

The views along this incredibly winding highway are indeed spectacular, but I do not like the small cities that litter the highway. I go from a gentle 45 mph to 5 as I drive through a town where the highway does not connect directly. It is the way of mountain highways, but I do not enjoy it. However, everything else is very pretty.