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Thread: Lake Tahoe Drive - July 18 & (Optional 19th)

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    Lake Tahoe Drive - July 18 & (Optional 19th)

    I'm planning a very casual drive around Lake Tahoe, and I'd love to make this a club event if there is interest. I'm planning on spending the night there, however since it isn't very far for those of us in the Sacramento area, this could easily be made a day trip if preferred.

    I'm not very familiar with Tahoe. I've only been to South Lake Tahoe twice, and haven't seen much else around the lake. If the stops listed aren't that great, or you have other ideas, I'm open to changes as I've based these stops off internet reviews.

    Proposed route:



    Currently Planned Stops:

    1. Leave Shopping Center in El Dorado Hills at 9:00 a.m. We will meet near Peet's Coffee.
    2. Inspiration Point at 10:45
    3. Lunch: Jason's at King's Beach at 12:30.
    4. Logan Shoals Vista at 2:00
    5. 15 min Cave Rock Hike at 2:30
    6. South Lake Tahoe (Spend the night here if interested, or head home) 3:30
      • We can make a on the fly decision for activities that night:
        • Dinner
        • Gondola ride at Heavenly
        • Casinos (though I'm not much of a gambler)
        • Do our own thing
        • Other ideas?


    Parking: In my limited Tahoe experience, I've found parking to be a nightmare at every scenic stop and hiking location. Any stops listed may need to be skipped or altered in the event suitable parking can't be found. Being flexible on this drive is going to need to be rule #1.


    Date: July 18, a
    s listed in the thread title


    Radios: As with previous drives, please bring your FRS radios so we can talk easily between cars. I have this Motorola one, but any radio with sub channels should work. I can loan out one radio if needed.


    Hotels: We don't need to stay at the same place, but I will post an update to this thread once I've booked a place to share where I'm staying. I'll be looking in the $120-$160 range.


    Looking forward to a great drive, I hope you are able to join!

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    I am now booked at the Tahoe Chalet Inn for the night of July 18th. It cost $119 plus taxes and fees. Again, please book where ever you like, but I chose this place because they seemed to have ample parking off the street and were fairly reasonably priced. For comparison, the Motel 6 was asking $126 for a room with a queen bed!

    http://www.tahoechaletinn.com/
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    If i wasnt out to sea, or in San Diego id totally go i love lake tahoe >

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    I am now booked at the Tahoe Chalet Inn for the night of July 18th. It cost $119 plus taxes and fees. Again, please book where ever you like, but I chose this place because they seemed to have ample parking off the street and were fairly reasonably priced. For comparison, the Motel 6 was asking $126 for a room with a queen bed!

    http://www.tahoechaletinn.com/
    I would stay next to Hervey's Casino in the spring time for ski trips. The cost was pretty low at $50 a night but that probably requires early booking. Was nice to walk to Casino at night and walk to the ski lift. We would try to drive to other ski resorts around the lake but often the roads were closed due to snow.
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    Ken passed along this link from a Lake Tahoe drive back in 2002. We could potentially steal some additional ideas from it: http://www.ncdmc.org/meets/2002/tahoe2002.html

    Some additional description about their drive:

    "As a group we did it several years ago, meeting for lunch in Jackson and then traveling up Hwy 88 and 89 to South Lake Tahoe. We spent the night at Stateline and after breakfast we drove down Spooner Pass to Carson City and on the Reno, where we toured the Auto Museum. From there we split up and took Hwy 80 home."
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    I will want to come along. I have a buddy with a DeLirean in Tahoe so we'll both be going. Have you gotten anyone else confirm?
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    As of today Jon, Stephen and myself are in. With you and your friend it would make 5 total. Should be a great weekend!
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    I'm 50/50 on going, still have alot of issues and no time to fix them.

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    Are we all a go for this weekend drive????? Debi and I are staying at the Hard Rock.....Is the meeting time still at Peets In EDH? @ 9:00am?
    We are very excited for the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc3130 View Post
    Are we all a go for this weekend drive????? Debi and I are staying at the Hard Rock.....Is the meeting time still at Peets In EDH? @ 9:00am?
    We are very excited for the drive.
    Sorry for going dark for a while, yes we are still on! Plan remains the same of meeting at Peets at 9:00am! I'll email/PM out my cell number in case anyone doesn't have it. Looking forward to a great weekend! Can't wait!
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