June 21, 2002 - Col du Galibier, France.
There are two ways across the Col du Galibier (2645 m asl). Just below the pass itself, the Tunnel du Galibier (2556 m asl) takes one through a few hundred meters of mountain. Since the tunnel is a single lane, traffic alternates, signaled by a traffic light. The actual route to the pass branches off from the tunnel road and twists itself up and down the mountain to meet up on the other side of the tunnel. This photo was taken 400 meters up the north ramp of the pass road from the tunnel.