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from Donner pass to Lassen

geolforall
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from Donner pass to Lassen

I am travelling to Lake Tahoe and want to go see the Donner pass, then on to Lassen. What is the most scenic route?

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1. Re: from Donner pass to Lassen

I'd take hwy 89 out of Truckee toward Sierraville. Then onto Graeagle. Hwy 49/89. Hwy 70 to Quincy. And don't miss the turn back onto hwy 89 toward Lake Almanor. Then hwy 36 at the T to Lassen. You'll have an awesome view of Lassen along Lake Almanor's west shore. Adding a few miles, you can pass the turn to Graeagle and continue on hwy 49. Then take the Gold Lakes hwy to Graeagle. There are some awesome views of the Sierra Buttes. Coming through Quincy stay in the left lane when it becomes one way in old town. Loop back around to see the town.

geolforall
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2. Re: from Donner pass to Lassen

Thank you. Am I going to have to worry about snow? I am from the south and we don't know how to drive in snow!

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What time of year is your trip?

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Okay, assuming you wouldn't be driving around Donner Pass, Tahoe, and Lassen in the snow, no there won't be snow. We start getting snow fall in November usually. It melts off & is usually just an inch or two. Around this time it can also be icy, which is much more dangerous than snow.

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