Incline Village Travel Blog› entry 4 of 57 › view all entries
We headed down towards Incline Village and the road that connects the 50 fwy (South Lake Tahoe) to this one so we could continue on our way to Vegas. We got down to Incline Village and guess what?!?! The freaking road was closed! We talked to the Caltrans worker and she said, "the road will be open at 5am tomorrow". Well, a lot of good that does us now since we are trying to get through TODAY! We asked her about alternate routes and she suggested a small mountain pass that might take about 30 minutes and we would be down into Carson City.
Sadly, little did we know that 30 minutes was going to take well over an hour just to get to the border of Carson City! Oh well, at least the view was gorgeous. I had never driven around that side of the lake and was amazed at the sheer cliffs and homes that filled those cliffs! Apparently, some of the biggest and most expensive homes are located here. WOW. And while it is absolutely breathtaking, I have to wonder how people enjoy living in such a small, remote area. What if you lived on the other side of the road closure and needed to get to the north side...drive two hours for something that normally takes 15 minutes?! It wasn't like the road was closed for a day or two - like 2 months!