Actually, it does fairly well going up long grades--better than trucks, although not quite as easily as the cars that pass me.
I pulled over when I found this grove. There was no one else around, so I did not take the hiking trail, but I did take some photos.
Made me dizzy to look up, but I took this photo anyway.
Motorhome looks very small compared to the big trees!
A few miles after the big trees grove, I passed the summit and started seeing a lot of burned trees.
It was interesting to compare the areas. Some were burned a lot and others just a little with trees surviving as they are below.
However, in this area, the fire must have been very hot, as the trees were completely charred.
I found some interpretive signs explaining that this fire was in 2003 and burned 150 square miles. That is a LOT of forest! Most was part of the Deschutes National Forest.
This sign shows how some areas burn differently than others.
You can see how this area was only lightly burned and many trees survived.