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Old 11-04-2006, 12:01 PM
 
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is there a way of driving this without going over high mountains?
perhaps via chester?
thanks all
Rick
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:44 PM
 
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Odd question... do you get bloody noses?

Got a few choices.. Drive to LA then up 395, Or up 395 to Shasta City, then across to the Tules then down 395 to Reno. As for Chester, many miles of winding mountain road from Red Bluff, Morgan Summit, 5700ft. From Chico, many miles of icy winding lonely road.

Of course you can take 70 from Oroville, Beckwith Summit 5228, that is what the Truckers like to do... Winding down along the Feather River,, Rock fall, floods... Narrow tight turns..

Or turn south on 89 to Truckee, Sagehen Summit 6400 ft..

All of the above mentioned mountain roads are two lane, winding,, you could slide off an not be found.

I80 four lanes, well plowed, de iced... Take it.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:44 PM
 
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Maybe he or she wants to drive pulling a horse trailer. One wants as few mountain ranges as one can encounter in that instance.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:49 PM
 
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If it was a trailer, then I80 for sure, One doesn't not want to pull a trailer on the two lane winding mountain roads if possible. Modern trucks, like my Dodge scarcely notice the grade, even with a trailer. Hundreds of horse trailers cross Donner Pass each week.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:01 AM
 
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[quote=greatbasinguide;152522]Odd question... do you get bloody noses?


Of course you can take 70 from Oroville, Beckwith Summit 5228, that is what the Truckers like to do... Winding down along the Feather River,, Rock fall, floods... Narrow tight turns..

Do NOT take that route! A few Christmases ago when we were still living in Reno, we were coming here to the Central Valley for Christmas w/the family. It started snowing heavily and I80 was closed so we had no choice BUT to drive North in NV and head down that way--it took us 9 hours and yes,it is VERY windy and twisty! Normal drive time on I80 was 3-4 hrs....never again!
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:46 PM
 
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Thanks all
but i wonder what is wrong with the 36 thru chester?
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:25 AM
 
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It is a long lonely icy winding two lane road through the middle of nowhere, still, you will climb over 5,000 feet. Figure 2.5 hours from Sac to Reno on I80, figure 6+ Sac to Reno via Chester.

Why don't you want 80?
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:10 PM
 
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co driver does not like drop offs at the side of the road and / or going way over 4000 ft (in May)
fear of heights
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:49 PM
 
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co driver does not like drop offs at the side of the road and / or going way over 4000 ft (in May)
fear of heights
Blindfold might do the trick?
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:04 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Then I 80 is the route for you, The only real precipitous drop off is Icehouse grade east of Truckee,,, two miles long. All others have drop offs that will scare the hell out of her. Besides,, 80 is a piece of cake,,,, as long as....... you don't cross during storms. It has more plows per mile than any other road in America.

If you fall off 36 you won't be found till maybe a fisherman stumbles across the car in Deer Creek some summer day.
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