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Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

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ireland
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Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

Hi, we are planning our trip and intend driving from palm springs to lake Tahoe. It's quite a long trip so we won't be makn any unnecessary stops. However, is there any decent inexpensiv but nice food stops on the way? Any advice appreciated! Thx:)

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1. Re: Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

I assume you are going up 395? Pretty boring drive until you get to Ridgecrest. Then you veer north and run along the base of the Sierras.There are restaurants at each little town you drive thru. Independence, Lone Pine Big Pine,Bishop.Both mom and pop places and chain restaurants.

I always stop at Schats Bakery in Bishop for loaves of bread and cookies and things like that.

Too bad you are in such a rush, its a really pretty drive. One of my favorite stops is Bodie ghost town.

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2. Re: Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

Hi there, thanks very much. We may do bodie.funnily we tried bodie before whilst en route to yoesimite but sat nav took us down a horse track! After 40mins n our 4wheel,we met a lone cowboy! He wasn't much help,think he was very amused! After abandoning this road we headed back onto main highway and funnily enough came across the proper drivable road a few miles south. Typical. We had such a long drive to yoesimite we didn't do bodie so maybe we will this time as I really want to see it!) thx again for your helP:)

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3. Re: Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

Don't rely on your car's navigation system. It will get you lost so quickly.Paper map is best.Old and reliable.

Its a very interesting place. Bring a camera.

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4. Re: Driving to south lake Tahoe stops on way?

Have you figured out where you will be for lunch? If Lone Pine we like Bonanza Family Restaurant for Mexican Food.

Everyone stops at Schat's Bakery in Bishop. You might want sandwiches, even if you are not hungry, take bread with you. We love the Jalapeno chili cheese bread.

It will be a long day. Good luck.

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