I like sights like this--the road disappears, a mountain looms in the distance, but the sign says you can take 'er at 50 mph.
And then I was on Big Ridge, the back way to my sister's house. This road used to be gravel, with maybe one or two houses along its 12-mile length. Unfortunately it's been "discovered" and there are many houses, now, mostly people from the Washington DC metro area who can get here in about an hour and a half thanks to the new Corridor H that is mostly completed to this part of West Virginia. Still the road is a real climb with such sharp twist-backs that you literally have to take them at 10mph or slower. I started worrying here because my car suddenly started getting hot and losing power. Not the place for such issues. (Yes, the mountain does drop off that steeply on the right. Those are treetops of some very tall trees. Big Ridge is about 3000 feet above sea level.