short of a mile north of Fort Tejon was the most dangerous
curve on the old Ridge Route.
trucks and autos would mis-judge their speed or loose their brakes,
cross the double line and crash head-on with uphill traffic. The
impact would generally take both vehicles to the canyon below.
wreckage below was referred to as "The Junk Yard."
Grapevine grade has been referred to as "Blood
Alley," "Death Alley" and "The