dragonpilot wrote:Oh no...the best route from Southern California is to start from Seattle...take the Summer Lake Hot Springs route thru Central Oregon!
Trishntek wrote:If you are heavy, which most of us are, those long grades from Lee Vining on 395 are a grind. Yeah the scenery is beautiful, but if you're a mother ship for a theme camp, trust me, take the 6 east from Bishop or the 167 from Mono Lake and catch the 95 North to Fernley. It's actually shorter time wise because what grades are there are much gentler. There are many stretches that are 70MPH limit.
Tiahaar wrote:Tip: just outside Hawthorne is Whiskey Flats RV park, a very excellent stop from which to launch the final leg to the playa.
trilobyte wrote:My understanding is the same places will offer it, same hours of operation as 2011.
captain mcguiver wrote:Does anyone know if there are fill ups for water after Bishop on the 6 East route? I don't want to double back all the way to Reno after Fernley, and I haven't heard back from the GID people in Gerlach if they are doing the water thing again. I'd love to not drive 55 gallons of water over the mountains.
mudpuppy000 wrote:Anyone done the detour through hawthorne/schurz recently? I'm thinking of trying that this year. I notice that the BM website recommends not doing that.
scott_k wrote:mudpuppy000 wrote:Anyone done the detour through hawthorne/schurz recently? I'm thinking of trying that this year. I notice that the BM website recommends not doing that.
I got a speeding ticket for going 58 in a 45 zone in Hawthorne last year. The speed limit had been 70 on the highway, and the limit was decreasing as the highway became the main street of town. I had already reduced my speed by nearly 20 mph when I saw red and blue lights behind me.
Sheriff told me he was going to search my vehicle. I respectfully declined the search. He said "OK, we'll have the K9 unit over here momentarily."
K9 never showed up. Off the hook with a $182 speeding ticket and a "drive safe."
DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH HAWTHORNE OR ANYWHERE IN MINERAL COUNTY, IF POSSIBLE. THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.
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