Originally Posted by corsair23
I was "futzing" with Google maps last night and it looked like a good route was South out of Reno to Carson City, then Hwy 50 to Robb's.
Per Google from Reno:
I80 to Auburn then Wentworth Springs to Ice House Rd to Robb's is ~150 miles, 2hrs 45mins
Hwy 395 South to Hwy 50 then to Ice House Rd to Robb's is ~119 miles, 2hrs 43 mins
Looks to be about a wash time wise but not mileage wise.
Anyone chatted with a local re: where to fuel up on Tuesday before the Wednesday departure? Not knowing what is around there for gas, maybe the route in will have to be based on where fuel can be had...
Looks like you're right, going through Carson City adds 2 minutes, but subtracts about 30 miles? Ok, that may be be the preferred route then, at least for those of us on the "late shift." And it may be faster than that, I know from experience Carson City is only 30-35 minutes from Reno, and you can be in Minden in an hour.. a lot of folks make that commute actually, Washoe Valley to Reno is a lot like Castle Rock to Denver, just smaller roads.