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... for us. With blue to our left and black to our right, we found a gray friendly sky above us, and beautiful scenery around us when we reached the top.
From 10,800 ft up we were able to see Reno, a tiny little city of in the distance. We saw all the mountains around us, all shorter than we stood now. And we saw the massive yet delicate lake Tahoe not far away. We caught our breath, took some pictures and relaxed a bit before pounding our way down the mountain.
4 miles to go ...
... trip. As an added bonus the route wasn't crowded and I was able to move at a pace faster than 10mph. The route to the pass had me climbing some of the steepest (26-28Degrees) roads I've ever seen. The road had few guard rails or barriers and was full of switchbacks and extreme elevation climbs with steep drop offs the entire way.
Coming down the eastern side of the mountain I was greeted by something unexpected. I started ...
... DOWN that mountain.
I am sure everyone wants to know my gas mileage. From Gilroy to Menlo Park was 8 mpg and from MP to Reno to Carson City was 8.74. That 8.74 included the climb up 80 in the Sierras and the mountain I told you about in the previous paragraph.
Every time I get cocky and think I have this motor homing thing under control, I am reminded that I DON'T control much.
... we hope they got out okay.
After the very long drive it was late by the time we got to Lake Tahoe and we could only just see the lake which is huge the town is busy all year as they play on the lake during summer and then ski in winter, we passed some very big houses.
We were looking forward to waking in the morning and seeing the lake.
From The Simsons
... at 3a.m. but we couldn’t ever get this RV into our site, I mean never! We drove around the campground and found empty sites but nothing we could get into so finally by 3:30a.m decided to just park by the visitor’s center and go to sleep.
We got up at 7:30a.m when we heard voices outside the RV. I went out and found the ranger told him our story and he was sympatric. He gave me the ...