In an attempt to make mountain driving a little safer for truckers and RV’ers, R&R Publishing Inc. has been collecting and publishing information about mountain passes and steep grades since 1993. The Mountain Directory e-books give the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states. The Mountain Directory e-books tell you where the steep grades are, how long they are, how steep (%) they are, whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane, if there are escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc. Once informed with this information, you can know ahead of time what a pass is like and make an informed decision about whether to go over or around. If you decide to go over, perhaps the cool morning hours would ease the strain on the engine and transmission during the climb. Unhooking the towed vehicle would make the climb and the descent easier. In conclusion, knowing what lies ahead is half the battle. Also, this makes traveling in the mountains much safer for you and your family.
The printed versions of the Mountain Directory e-books had almost 240 pages of text and color relief maps. All 240 pages are in the downloadable versions of the Mountain Directory e-books. Nothing is missing. In the printed versions, mountain pass locations were marked with a yellow triangle on the color relief maps. Also, In the e-book versions, you can click on the yellow triangles and the text appears that describes that location.