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Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

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Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

Hi

We will be first time British drivers and wondered if driving from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September was suitable and is it safe, especially over Echo Summit. Thanks

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1. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

yes it is safe. Hundreds of thousands of people do it over a year. What we cannot speak about is your driving. so if you are a safe driver it is safe. There is no snow during that time of year if that is the issue

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2. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

You might consider taking I80 east from San Francisco to Truckee CA, it is freeway all the way and is a nice drive. Once you reach Truckee take Hwy 89 to and through Tahoe City and then around the south end of Lake Tahoe to South Lake Tahoe City. It is a two lane highway and it is a very beautiful drive.

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3. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

Highway 50 is also mostly freeway with non freeway through placerville and some limited access.

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4. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

Yes, Hwy 50 is suitable and safe and is the recommended route to South Lake Tahoe. I have driven this route more than 100 times in all types of weather. You can check out some webcameras in the Hwy 50 Echo Summit area.

http://www.magnifeye.com/webcams.php#map

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5. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

It's completely safe and a wonderful time to visit Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy your trip.

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6. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

Consider breaking up your trip by stopping for lunch or a walk through old town Placerville(Old Hangtown). Gold rush town with many historic buildings from that era.

On street free parking and also free city covered parking.

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7. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

I was reading an article in the local paper and they had a picture of Echo Summit a few years ago- before they made minor improvments. I thought you might be interested in this picture to assure you about the good road....... :)

southtahoenow.com/story/05/25/2014/south-lak…

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8. Re: Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in September

Love those old photos! You really had to be adventurous to drive to the lake in those early days.

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