On both days the temperature ranged from 45 to 90 degrees so there were a few stops to add or subtract layers of clothing. The roads were clear of snow and mostly dry. It was between seasons in the Tahoe Basin so there were relatively few tourists and the ride was pleasant. Here are some pictures.
Lots of draw bridges across the Sacramento River on Hwy 160 (the "River Road")
Rancho Seco nuclear power plant was decommissioned in 1989 after a series of mishaps.
A 200 MW solar farm is now being constructed on the land around the power plant
Lots of roadside attractions in the Sierra Foothills
The ice was getting thin on Caples Lake.
No chance of an avalanche at this time of year, but it's fun tho see the sign.
The road around Lake Tahoe is 76 miles long and includes a mixture of developed and undeveloped areas.
Emerald Bay and the lake beyond
The outlet from Lake Tahoe is this dam at Tahoe City.
The casinos on the Nevada side of the lake are usually reliable stops for food.
Out of the Tahoe Basin on Hwy 89 headed south
More snow as I approached the pass
A stop at Silver Lake on Hwy 4, headed west down the hill towards home