Day 29 McArthur, CA to Carson City, NV
Charlie made the call to find out if Lassen Volcanic NP had opened - - It hadn't, so we just drove to Lake Tahoe. Along the way, we had several good shots of Mt Shasta, Pitt River and its Falls, and of Lassen Peak. We drove around the west and south sides and part way north up the east side of Lake Tahoe. We could see the lake in some places and actually found two places where we could pull off and get nice photos. While it is a truly beautiful lake, it lacks the stunning beauty of Crater Lake. Coming down to Carson City was an 8 mile long 6% grade - - I put the truck into 2nd
gear and let it walk down at 50 mph pulling 3000 RPM, but didn't have to use the brakes. Immediately at the bottom of that grade Charlie found us a very nice campground and we have decided to stay two nights and take the day off tomorrow just to relax. On the 31st
, we'll make the run across Nevada on US 50 (the Loneliest Highway) to Ely.
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