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Best way from Sacramento to Carson City ?

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:57 am

Actually, I need to go from the Sacramento airport to Moundhouse, NV (just east of Carson City on HWY 50). Basically, there are two ways to go...I-80 through Reno, or HWY 50. Google maps lists the driving time for both at around 3 hours. I'm looking for some locals with first hand experience as to which is the better route. If it matters, we'll be driving on a Monday, starting at around 7AM.



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Re: Best way from Sacramento to Carson City ?

Postby paula53 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:00 pm

I live in Carson City, and have made the drive several times. Take highway 50. It is the shortest, and most direst route to Carson, and Douglas county. You don't want to go 80; Reno traffic can be very bad, and the trip thru Washoe Valley (395) can be hazardous because of the wind.
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Re: Best way from Sacramento to Carson City ?

Postby paula53 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:06 pm

To get to Moundhouse, take highway 50, at the bottom of the hill comming down from Tahoe, turn left into 395. Follow 395 into Carson City. At the intersection of Williams and 50 (will show a sign for Fallon) turn right at the ampm station. It is a short drive to Moundhouse.
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Re: Best way from Sacramento to Carson City ?

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:57 pm

Thanks, Paula. Hwy 50 it is !
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