gettingthere wrote:Have you taken this alternative, lower elevation route recently? Maybe Waze purges these alternatives at some point if they are not used frequently?
Yep. In fact, it is my preferred route, being only 5 minutes slower in general, because it does not include as much turning and braking/accelerating through the winding roads on the hills. The shortest route is a state highway, but still, overall, even in good weather, is a less safe route and I prefer the slightly longer route about 75% of the time.