“Bewegung, dirne! Geh aus dem weg!” ~ Ludacris
Let me just start by saying “I hate driving the canyon!” For anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. Where I live, the main way to get to the nearest large city, Bakersfield, is State Route 178. It’s also known as Hwy 178.
It winds and twists and turns, eventually cutting through a man-made canyon until you get about 15 miles outside of Bakersfield. “The Canyon”, as it’s known to locals, is notorious for it’s numerous and sometimes dangers curves.
Last year we had a mudslide and it washed away half the road. The water came down the off the mountains and washed half the road over the edge and down into the river. They rebuilt it.
Man may have built the 178 through The Canyon, but nature still dominates there. And we have to be aware and have respect for that. If we think we completely control nature then we forget to beware the hazards of the wilderness.