Looking for input on grades/difficulty of driving US-50 south of Reno into Lake Tahoe. Also, the stretch of 50 from below Tahoe to Sacramento. My drive will be happening this week.
I've tried searching to isolate US-50 in these forums but cannot find a lot. I'm sure its out there.
I'm piloting a 40' DP with an 8.9 Cummins (370hp) hauling a 5K lb. toad w/Brake Buddy Stealth. I'm fairly skilled at downshifting/using engine brake and such.
Not sure if I should avoid 50 west of Lake Tahoe to Sacramento and just go north on 89 around the western shore of the lake to join I-80 instead.
Any thoughts on this can go a long way toward helping me.
Thanks in advance.