Herb, looks like their in the wrong ruts if there is an oncoming car.
I have driven plenty of roads like that and you are often at the mercy of the ruts as to where you go. Like being on rails. To change ruts often requires a shovel and getting muddy.
It makes you wonder why they cut into the small hill instead of going over the top??Bud
Not USA Road!
There are a lot of older roads that are cut down due to traffic rather than a carryall. In the west, nearly every desert road becomes part of the Oregon Trail system as soon as the ruts get too deep to use. Wind is the biggest eroder in our part of the world, when the traffic moves over the road, it pulverizes the soil and the next wind carries it off, and the road gets deeper with use.
here is one for you all...
Photo courtesy of the Queensland Library, 3255R.
It says it is a Franklin Photo.
Looks like a Ford To me.
Franklin is sitting on the hood.
I went to school with a Franklin Photo. Wonder if it's the same guy ?
Actually, I think he was french and spelled it Fauteaux.
What a mess! Man what those cars-and people- went through to get around. We don't know how good we have it!
I guess the lantern in the last pic is to replace the broken right headlamp?
It makes no difference where the road is,it was built with no stone,no crown,and no place for water!! Same can be said of the4 second picture,and the wind did not do it!! Bud.
Sometimes the mud was quite unexpected as this 1909 Town car driver discovered:
people still today do not have enough sense to stay on the pavement if its been raining for days, or during the spring thaw. we have a new freeway near me, and the entrance ramp for some reason is a favorite place for cars and trucks to pull off to the side, why, dont know, but that has never healed up since the day they opened the road. they keep fixing it, new dirt, grade it smooth, reseed it, and within days someone is stuck outside the curb.