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Old 07-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Questions about Hwy 88 & 89

We are traveling north on hwy 395 from the mammoth lakes area headed to Placerville then to Sacramento. I am not sure which is the best way to get to hwy 50. Mapquest tells me to take the 88 to the 89 then to the 50. We are traveling in a 35 ft motorhome not sure what 88 or. 89 are like are they motorhome friendly? Looks like my only alternate route would be to take the 395 all the way up to the 50 but this does add distance to my drive.

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It's been a long time since I was on that route but I do remember a very steep climb from 395 up 89. The Mountain Directory says 8314ft pass and one side is 10% and the other is 8% grade. If I ever go that way again I would go to 395 and 50.
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Thanks for the information
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Thanks for the information
Steve, I made the mistake of taking 89/88 through the mountain towards somerset/placerville area in a 35' class a. It was horrifying and had my wife in tears.
Never ever again. 50 will be all the fun you need.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for your help. We ended up taking hwy 50 it was a beautiful drive especially around Lake Tahoe

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