Our journey along Highway 395 ends with a trip through Nevada and then back into northeastern California, through some of the least populated and most ruggedly beautiful areas of the state.
My first introduction to 395 was after we first moved from New York to Los Angeles, and would drive up to Mammoth Lakes for ski weekends. I couldn’t get over the spectacular scenery continuously unfolding before us during the entire six hour drive.
I’m sharing a comprehensive guide to RVing along California Highway 395, From Lone Pine, the drive continues through the town Independence, with its surprisingly grand county courthouse. Once you reach the tiny town of Big Pine it’s easy to continue straight on to Bishop, but you would miss one of the most unique spots along the route.
While the drive can be completed in a few hours, a whole vacation can be planned around the natural wonders and historical sites there are right along Highway 395 or a short detour away, including Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks.
We got to experience opening weekend at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California in November. Of course, this ski season during a global pandemic is like no other. Everyone needs to closely follow local guidelines, restrictions, and be prepared – including the chance that plans may need to be cancelled. Even if a…
For all the hype about 2020 being the year of the RV, with sales, rentals, and campground reservations booming, we’ve actually used our RV the least since 2016. Aside from a couple days in January at the tail end of winter break (which may as well be years ago), we’ve been in the RV for…
After a great couple days exploring Elko and an adventurous hike in Lamoille Canyon, we continued on with our first post-quarantine RV trip around northern Nevada. Our next destination: Baker, gateway to Great Basin National Park and just a few miles from the Utah state border.