On The Snake
is no more important, controversial or incendiary a topic on
The Snake than safety.
MAIN RULE… STAY IN YOUR LANE AT ALL TIMES. If you can
not control your vehicle within the confines of a single lane
then you must slow down. End of story, debate
over. If you need further explanation, drive her once and you
will understand. This is a tight highly technical piece of
road with steep drop offs, few guard rails and little room for
error. Every week there are one or two serious accidents on The
Snake, most which are caused by vehicles crossing the double
yellow line or unsafe speeds.
and drivers in search of an epic image should also keep in mind
that speed does not lead to better pictures. In fact, just the
opposite is the case. The faster you are going, and the closer
to your limits you find yourself, smoothness will suffer. Since
we use very slow shutter speeds, any mid apex correction or
jerkiness will result in a blurred image. Stay smooth, be safe,
and let’s get you a poster class image.
riders enjoy working a particular section of The Snake multiple
times in order to better master an especially challenging apex.
If you are going to make a U-turn on Mulholland, please do so
with extreme care and forethought. Remember, most of the turns
on The Snake are blind and you may have to go a mile or two
to find a safe spot. If you pull a U-turn too close to the exit
of a blind turn you are putting yourself and others at great
risk. Take the extra few seconds needed and make your U-turn
along a section of road where neither you nor anyone else is
going to get surprised
you call her The Rock Store, The Snake, or Mulholland, keep
in mind what a special resource we have. The best way we can
ensure that we will all have continued access to this amazing
stretch of road is to drive safely and responsibly. The most
important way to achieve that goal is to STAY IN YOUR LANE.
Remember to share the road with the many bicyclists who also
enjoy this area.