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Old 02-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe

It seems like an easy route, but in another thread it is advised to avoid the 207. An alternative route would take me to the 88 which turns into the 80 which intersects with the 50 into south Lake Tahoe...Is this a better route than the 207?

What is wrong with the 207 except the rather large grade and twisty, turny roads?
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As long as you're comfortable with twisty, turny roads and a 9% grade and you feel your Bounder is capable you shouldn't have problems. Several turnouts on the Minden side, but the Tahoe side is a narrower road and has a couple pretty sharp turns. Would NOT advise it in bad weather.
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As long as you're comfortable with twisty, turny roads and a 9% grade and you feel your Bounder is capable you shouldn't have problems. Several turnouts on the Minden side, but the Tahoe side is a narrower road and has a couple pretty sharp turns. Would NOT advise it in bad weather.
I'm thinking I will take the alternative route...the Bounder might do okay, but I wouldn't after my wife got finished kicking me in the head a few times...
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You have 2 alternative routes. The one you mentioned, 88 to 89 (not 80) to 50 to So Lake is a good scenic 2 lane road. Another would be to stay on 395 to Carson City and catch 50 there. 50 over Spooner Pass is 4 lane and if it's a clear day, the view of Tahoe is nice. Keep in mind, theres no way to get to Tahoe without climbing and descending steep grades.
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You have 2 alternative routes. The one you mentioned, 88 to 89 (not 80) to 50 to So Lake is a good scenic 2 lane road. Another would be to stay on 395 to Carson City and catch 50 there. 50 over Spooner Pass is 4 lane and if it's a clear day, the view of Tahoe is nice. Keep in mind, theres no way to get to Tahoe without climbing and descending steep grades.
This will be our very first long drive in the motor home. After living in Southern Nevada my entire life, I've literally never seen Lake Tahoe, so it is on my must see list. My wife is very "concerned" about tight curvy roads...which route would be the most...comfortable for a nervous navigator?
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I would do the 395 to 50 at Carson City route. It's all 4 lane when you get on 50.
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Coming from Las Vegas it looks like I would take the 95 to the junction with 50 then into Carson City. It is all two-lane from Vegas to the 50 Junction, but it is mostly good road.
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I would recommend Hwy 395 to Carson City and Hwy 50 to Tahoe. Coming north on Hwy 395 will be a bit boring but then becomes a very beautiful drive. Hwy 50 over to Tahoe will involve some climbing and descending, but it is also a beautiful drive, so just take your time and enjoy the view.
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This will be our very first long drive in the motor home. After living in Southern Nevada my entire life, I've literally never seen Lake Tahoe, so it is on my must see list. My wife is very "concerned" about tight curvy roads...which route would be the most...comfortable for a nervous navigator?

"Your wife is concerned about the tight curvy roads" then I'd suggest as others have take 95 north and then US 50 west.
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