Jacob’s Ladder

in Photography Lovers2 months ago (edited)

The precipitous hairpins of Jacob’s Ladder make up one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Australia. Constructed in 1963 the road winds its way up between a break in the walls of dolerite to an extensive plateau above 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) altitude that makes up Ben Lomond. The highest spur on the plateau itself is Legges Tor, at 1,572 metres (5,157 ft). It is much worse in winter when it is covered in snow and ice. Ben Lomond is located east of Launceston in the Ben Lomond National Park, Tasmania. Australia


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It looks very narrow and dangerous, should not be too transit, is there any alternative road?

No there is no alternative road; its much worse in winter when it's covered in snow and ice ;-)

Oh no, I think I would avoid that road. Stay safe!

Nice shot! Reminds me of the old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Is it open year round or just during warm weather?

It's actually the only access to a small ski resort up there. So its open all year. But you need chains.

That road looks awesome, I would love to go there with my mountain bike :D Great shot by the way!

Thanks ;-)

Beautiful. I never knew this existed.

It is a very cool part of Oz.

Are you still in Panama ?

Yep. Can't go anywhere just now. But it's ok.

I was hoping to be over that way by now; but we are in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines now.

Lovely! Much nicer weather than Europe just now.

Looks like one awesome trip could be had there. Love those desert mountain roads like that.

It actually gets a lot of rain there ; its just alpine climate and hard rock with no soil so nothing much grows.