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#614288 - 07/01/10 08:02 PM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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Paul, I did the whole of 36 a few months ago/thought the west 1/2 was a bit nicer but all those roads are really nice. 96 north of willow creek gets a bit lonely until you hit the river and turn west.


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#614314 - 07/01/10 10:03 PM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Marty Hill]  
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I think all of 36 if pretty darn sweet but the western 1/2 is probably better....but honestly it is hard to complain about any particular section. Be sure to have a meal in Mad River at the Burger Bar!






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#614350 - 07/02/10 12:37 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: cali_beemer]  
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Originally Posted By: cali_beemer

Dont rule out the soth area of tahoe. As noted Sonora, Ebbetts, Tioga, Carson and Monitor pass are all excellent. Moniter was one of the best ares around IMO until they tar snaked the crap out of it. Or if you really need to get away from cars an want to get lost there are a slew of paved forest access roads between Icehouse and Gerogetown. good riding in there and your chances of seeing a car rank right up there with being struck by lightning.

South of Tahoe I'm more familiar with. I think I'll do the White Mt. rd again, just to go through those dips one more time. Will 120 be too busy with tourists? I did Sonora Pass last fall, so maybe try 4 this year.


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#614359 - 07/02/10 01:05 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: longjohn]  
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120 east of 395 or west of it? In the park I would expect traffic....heading east I would think you will see nearly no one the entire way to Benton Hot Springs....

Likewise 108 from Mi-Wuk over the summit will be devoid of much traffic.....great road, be sure to have a full tank of gas as you leave Mi-Wuk

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#614378 - 07/02/10 02:03 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Deadboy]  
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To be (mostly) clear, everyone riding in the area should plan on it being hot unless you're on the ocean side of the west-most ridge. Plan on most of 36 to be hot.


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#614392 - 07/02/10 02:52 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Tom F. (formerly boney)]  
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Boney,
You're forgetting about the first 1000 vertical feet on the east slope where it is still temperate. rofl
Just looking out at the hot desert does burn retinas sometimes though.


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#614413 - 07/02/10 05:36 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Deadboy]  
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Originally Posted By: Deadboy


Likewise 108 from Mi-Wuk over the summit will be devoid of much traffic.....great road, be sure to have a full tank of gas as you leave Mi-Wuk


+1, there aint squat for gas stations for a while.


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#614414 - 07/02/10 05:39 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Deadboy]  
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Originally Posted By: Deadboy
120 east of 395 or west of it? In the park I would expect traffic....heading east I would think you will see nearly no one the entire way to Benton Hot Springs....

Likewise 108 from Mi-Wuk over the summit will be devoid of much traffic.....great road, be sure to have a full tank of gas as you leave Mi-Wuk

Haha, sorry, I was thinking in the park. I have never considered going the other way. Is it scenic? Boring? Hot? Twisty?


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#614421 - 07/02/10 06:00 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: longjohn]  
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I love 120 east from 395, but it doesn't exactly get you to anywhere...not a bad out and back run actually, or you could sample the hot springs in Benton, which are around 50 miles from Lee Vining (I never have but I hear they are nice).

More scenic than anything but there are some cool roller coaster style sections and corners, but I really enjoy the wide open valley floor run looking at the surroundings....

http://www.historicbentonhotsprings.com/







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#614425 - 07/02/10 06:26 AM Re: Roads north of Tahoe [Re: Deadboy]  
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Benton Hot Springs and 120 are great that way.






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