Andrei wrote:My goal is to arrive on playa on Monday at least few hours before dark to set up.
I have 2 options and want some feedback.
1). Stay over at Reno on Sunday night and drive to BM early morning. (stay in traffic and get in before dark)
2). Leave from SF on Sunday night, drive overnight and arrive on Monday early morning.
Right now I am thinking option #1.
What traffic wait time should I expect for each of the options?
Also, is there much traffic from SF to Reno on the highway?
The traffic will be high at Gate opening and that night.
It is hard to predict the traffic any other time, since people arrive at random times.
Anticipate a 4-8 hour wait, if it is shorter - GOLD, otherwise - you are prepared...