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FYI I returned to Vegas from Reno 9-27-2011...Hiway 95...there was more road construction and waiting for escorts than I have seen in past years. Considerable loose rock was also a nuisance. The construction in question began in Fallen and the last was just north of Beatty. An additional 1hour approximately was added to the trip....8 1/2hrs. :eek:
 

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I usually use 95A to Schurz then down 95. Last time I was down thru LV (May), at nearly every one of the small towns down to Beatty, there was resurfacing going on. It took almost 9 hours to make the trip south. On the return trip, foul weather had halted the construction so all I had to deal with was the intermittent snow from Goldfield to Reno. At that time, it didn't look like the construction zones would last this long. Either they found more to do or they're dragging their feet to keep employed.
 

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That's why I take 95 north past Beatty to just south of Goldfield and head west on 266 to Big Pine, CA, then north on 395 up to Carson City and Reno. An hour or so longer, but the ride seems so much shorter due to the incredible scenery and the amazing twisties on 266. 266 was resurfaced just a coupla years ago and is very smooth, but your pillion better hold on to her hat! Be sure and gas up before leaving Beatty (or Big Pine, depending on which direction you're heading...). Well worth the time!
 

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395 vs 95

That's why I take 95 north past Beatty to just south of Goldfield and head west on 266 to Big Pine, CA, then north on 395 up to Carson City and Reno. An hour or so longer, but the ride seems so much shorter due to the incredible scenery and the amazing twisties on 266. 266 was resurfaced just a coupla years ago and is very smooth, but your pillion better hold on to her hat! Be sure and gas up before leaving Beatty (or Big Pine, depending on which direction you're heading...). Well worth the time!
Yes......:agree:I have done your suggested route several times enroute to Mammoth or Yosemite and I agree with your comments....395 is the ticket as long as construction on 95 is that time consuming...I just did not understand how extensive the construction on 95 was.
 

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My favorite route to Vegas is 395 south to Lee Vining, then highway 120 east. 120 dead ends into highway 6 that will take you to 95 just north of Tonopah. Hold on tight taking 120 east.

I've tried all the routes mentioned and then some, but this is my favorite. Make sure you check to insure 120 is open because it does close down in the winter.
 

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Route 120

My favorite route to Vegas is 395 south to Lee Vining, then highway 120 east. 120 dead ends into highway 6 that will take you to 95 just north of Tonopah. Hold on tight taking 120 east.

I've tried all the routes mentioned and then some, but this is my favorite. Make sure you check to insure 120 is open because it does close down in the winter.
I have not tried route 120....but I will. Thanks :yes1:
 
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