Sunday, July 24, 2022
When I would drive from Vegas back to Salt Lake City, I would cross a point that said "Summit 6600" feet, around 125 miles north of Arizona. This is the highest point on Interstate 15.
This would be followed by the longest downhill drive I have ever seen:
The sign says "5-degree grade, next two miles." Five degrees doesn't sound like much, but it seems significant while you are driving it. According to my calculation, five degrees over two miles indicates a descent of 940 feet.
About a mile farther you go around a curve and get a fantastic view of a valley stretching before you. Google Street View doesn't do it justice. The drive north from southern Utah was mostly boring till this point.