The other way, according to Mapquest, is to drive 3/4 the way to Sacto, then double back. This adds miles, but shaves off close to an hour of time. But I guess if it's dark out why do we care if we see/don't see the lake, right?
What about leaving on Sunday, will we be driving past Lake Tahoe? I just want to make sure our
dignitary gets to see all the sites, since we're driving all this way..