This Time Through the Clouds
Trip Start Dec 27, 2009
54Trip End Apr 20, 2010
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As we started our descent into the Imperial valley we realized that the east side of the mountains is much steeper than the west. There is more than 12 miles of 6 % grade. Don shifted to low gear and never touched the brake! The speed limit in California for cars is 65 mph but 55 for trucks and vehicles towing but on this grade the speed limit dropped to 35 mph for trucks and we assumed those towing.
As we traveled towards El Centro we noticed signs indicating 'Elevation - Sea Level' and then in the city itself the water tank mark for sea level is 45 feet up the tank! We've been through this area several times and had never noticed these signs before!
We're back in Fortuna Foothills, a suburb of Yuma in sunshine and are packing for the trip back to Ontario. I'll suspend the blog updates until we return about March 24. Be sure to check back.