Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Lower" Big Tujunga Canyon

Dam Overlook about 2/3 Uphill
This is one of my favorite roads; although, not my number one favorite of all time (I'll talk about that later). For now, I wish to speak of "Lower" Big Tujunga Canyon road. Keep in mind that there are two Big Tujungas (that I know of) that are adjacent or close to Angeles Crest Highway (ACH).

The lower part of the touge starts from Foothill Blvd, up to Oro Vista, and then finally onto Big Tujunga. It connects to Angeles Forest Highway which connects to both Upper Big Tujunga and ACH. While the name "lower" in the title is not official (that I can find) it definitely fits the bill because there's definitely an "upper" in those mountains that's higher up.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Life on the Touge

Life has various ways of living, but I'm not here to tell you that I live the fast life or that I live on the edge. I'm simply here to tell you the life of driving through various touges (峠: mountain passes), and how fun they can be for any driver from the simple grandpa who has had their license for eighty years or the lady who drives around in a red V6 Mustang. Either way, life on the touge is about having fun.

When it comes to having fun driving through the touge, everyone must keep in mind how to drive them safely as well. After all, you can't have fun while you're dead, debilitated, or a camshaft up the anus. Keep in mind, I'm not here to tell you how to drive faster or how to improve your driving abilities, nor am I going to tell you that you should immediately drive out with your old Mercury Mystique and try to drift through every corner on bald tires and a crappy transmission.