The drive was spectacular. I began by driving east through the Trinity Alps, then past a very snowy Lassen area, through Susanville and down to Reno and finally Carson City (my hotel for the night). The next day, I drove south on 395 into the Sierra's. Again, there was tons of snow and the mountains were absolutely spectacular. I then cut east on a road just north of Death Valley. From there, it was a short, easy drive south to Pahrump, Nevada, my home-base for the next 5 nights.
On the drive home, I cut up straight through Death Valley and then angled back in to Nevada. I stayed east of the Sierra's on my drive back north because of a raging blizzard in the higher mountains. After another night in Carson City, I re-traced my steps through fresh snow and finally back to the coast.
|A look back at the Sierra's from Owens Valley|
|Walker Lake in Nevada|
|Poison Lake (north of Susanville)|