Where have all the pylons gone? Sometimes it feels like
it’s just you and the speed tax collectors cruising this section of the
Trans-Canada. Since the construction of the Coquihalla (Hwy 5), this piece
of Hwy 1 across the sprawling Thompson Plateau has become almost a secondary
route. And what traffic remains is veiled by the constant passing lanes. As
part of Canada’s national highway, this DH was designed to meet the
country’s national standards of mediocrity. So resign yourself to lots of
mild bends and straightaways. But this milquetoast road can throw its share
of real curves at you, too-- no more so than on the perfectly pitched and
twisty climb east out of the laketown of Savona. With the number of cars and
trucks on this DH reduced, the STCs may be wondering where they
should go. We have a suggestion.
"I am disappointed that this road
didn't get a higher rating. She is simply better than 69th. It is very open and you can see an
STC coming for miles. The part along the lake is nice. Get her up to 160+ and there are curves... traffic is light."
--Tom Badry firstname.lastname@example.org