Notice two things first.
1. See where the road appears to stop? Well it doesn't stop there, it just gets a whole lot steeper.
2. See how there's no guardrail? not as urgent at this stage of the road (which is very well maintained in comparison to what's coming) but it soon becomes a source of great distress.
I have to break this up into sections. I only have the ability to post through Flickr, and it only permits one photo at a time, so bear with me...