Home for a Few Hours
The weather was damp throughout my drive, but even right at Donner Summit it was only just barely snow, and while the pavement wasn't dry, it also wasn't snow-covered. Past Kingvale, as it starts to get steep for the most difficult section (chain restrictions are commonly "Kingvale to the Donner Lake Interchange"), I was happy to follow a slow big-rig up, over, and back down again at 35 mph. The rest of the drive was at 55 mph, which with my usual stops made for a nine-hour trip for the 300 miles home to Fernley.
Tomorrow we head to El Dorado Hills. We haven't decided which route yet. US-50 is more direct, but also more prone to winter-weather issues over Echo Summit. Fortunately, the next few days should be dry, which will not only let the waterlogged areas recover a bit in hope of further rain, but also make for a good week of skiing in the Tahoe basin for those so inclined. Current Mood: tired