This MOUNTAIN DIRECTORY Ebook is for you if you love to travel and really love the places where the mountains can be tricky.
Mountain Directory Ebook aims to make mountain driving a little safer for truckers and RV’ers. R&R Publishing Inc. has been collecting and publishing information about mountain passes and steep grades since 1993. The Mountain Directory Ebook gives the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states.
The Mountain Directory ebook tells you:
Where the steep grades are
How long they are
How steep (%) they are
Whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane
Escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc.
With the information from The Mountain Directory, one can know ahead of time what a pass is like. Make an informed decision about whether to go over or around.
If you decide to go over, perhaps the cool morning hours would ease the strain on the engine and transmission during the climb. Unhooking the towed vehicle would make the climb and the descent easier.
Knowing what lies ahead is half the battle.The printed Mountain Directory has almost 240 pages of text and color relief maps. All 240 pages are in the downloadable versions of the Mountain Directory ebooks as well.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the maps included in this book. However, it is nearly impossible to include all necessary detail on such small maps. We recommend that these maps be used in conjunction with larger, more detailed road maps.
The purpose of this book is not to discourage drivers from going where they please. It is only to inform them of the conditions they may encounter and to encourage them to make sure their equipment is in good repair.
Brakes must be in good working order and properly adjusted and the engine and transmission should be used to slow the vehicle whenever possible, thus saving the brakes and keeping them cool enough to retain their stopping power.
The engine’s cooling system should be in good repair to prevent overheating during the climbs. Turning off the air conditioner during climbs may help, and if necessary, turning on the heater will help dissipate heat from the engine.