Cabbage Mountain Oregon?

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  1. big rockpile

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    Just wondering did I hear right a Bus went off Cabbage the other day? If they did,Bad deal.

    I know the first time I came off it with my wife :eek: she was getting ready to bail out on me,had to grab hold of her :pound:

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  2. Molly Mckee

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    It's Cabbage Hill or Deadman's pass between La Grande and Pendleton Or.
     

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    9 dead and 20 seriously injured. Kind of a strange thing to be making jokes about.
     
  4. big rockpile

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    An't nothing to Joke about on that hill all is serious that happens up there.

    Thanks for getting back its been 30 years since I've been that way.

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    I think every state has one or two roads similar to this that are so treacherous you can barely hike on them!

    Judge not lest ye be judged....who said that?
     
  6. Molly Mckee

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    Where is the joke? I hate that pass in the winter- the locals call it Cabbage Hill, the pass has been called Deadman's Pass for over 100 years. If you have ever had to drive it bad weather, I can believe someone would rather walk. It is scary in good weather and in bad there is wind plus black ice and sometimes fog. It is often closed in bad weather but there is no easy way around it.
     
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    This pass has quite a drop of 2000 feet in a short distance with some hairpin curves, the weather can really change in a short distance. It is well known in the area for being icy. So sad that these folks lost their lives and were injured. Be careful out there.
     
  8. big rockpile

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    Yelp been over several Grape Vine in California and Snow Shoe in Pennsylvania.Couple come to mind and all should be treated with respect.

    Yes I will pray for all involved in this accident.

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  9. big rockpile

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    Yea what give me trouble that first time was it had a speed to hold at for your weight,well my Truck didn't have a Jake and I was pulling 80,000.Got to just before last curve,my Brakes caught fire,looked over at my wife she had Door open going to jump,I grabbed hold of her,told her NO! Went around last curve and made a run for the bottom,blowed the Brakes out,run them until they cooled,readjusted them all was Good.

    Worst I ever had was just before the scales South of Colorado Springs on I-25.Road was coverd with ice,I was geard down for the scales.Had rig in front of me,Flatbed to my Left,4 Wheeler in front of him,Mountain side to the right.

    Rig in front of me got sideways,4 Wheeler locks up,Flatbed hits medium.Everything was in forward motion,finally Rig in front gets straighten out,Flatbed comes out of the medium.By that time we was past the scales.We pulled over to the side,Scalesman asked if any of us was over loaded? Nope! Go on we're closing the Scales down.That was one time the Lord was watching over a bunch of people.

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    I have lived in Oregon for most of my life and have never heard this pass called Cabbage Mountain Pass. It's know as Deadman's Pass for a reason, I hate traveling this Pass in good weather, not going here during the winter. The weather can change so much from one side to the other. I feel so sad for the families.
     
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    All the truckers call it Cabbage Pass. I've driven it more times than I can count. I hate that one. I don't know why that bus even went over it with the weather that bad. I didn't mind going over when leaving Oregon but going west is BAD.

    The first motor home I ever drove I took to Seattle Washington and had to go over that. But it had a 6 speed automatic transmission. I put it in third gear and didn't have to touch the brake. That was the easiest time I ever drove it. BUT it wasn't winter time either.
     
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    That video didn't really show what that pass is like. When you come around that hill, and see that drop off, you give it your FULL attention. It's a piece of cake now, tho. First time I did it in a truck it was only a two lane and was really snowy. As a four lane, no problem.
     
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    My kid went to EOU in LaGrande and we white knuckled it through there more times than I want to remember. Ugh. It's not the trucks, it's the local boys in their 4X4's on your tail, wondering why you're not going 65.
     
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    My DD and her family lived near La Grande, and our DS lived in Weiser ID so we have driven that pass a lot. Holidays were always weather dependent. No one wanted to drive the pass in really bad weather, even tho we all drive 4x4's. it's the other guy you have to worry about.
     
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    I saw the photos on the weather news here. It was a bus full of Canadians, heading home from a holiday somewhere warm.
    What a horrific plunge down that embankment. I am sorry for the loss of life.