Eclipse Road Trip Day 2: Tahoe City to Twin Falls

U.S. 93, north of Wells, Nevada.

A quick entry, since I’ve waited until after midnight to sit down and get something down.

As planned — I have never made so many reservations in advance in my life — Tuesday is supposed to be our longest day driving on the way to western Nebraska. We got started from Tahoe City, on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, at 9:35 a.m. PDT and pulled in here, about 510 miles later, at about 8:45 MDT — a drive of a little over 10 hours. Things got slow in the last couple hundred miles because I wanted to stop and take pictures at several spots along the way. Like the shot above, looking north on U.S. 93 about 30 miles north of Wells, Nevada, and 85 miles or so south of Twin Falls, Idaho.

A word about eclipse weather: We are now inside the window where the National Weather Service is offering a forecast that includes Monday, Eclipse Day. And what do you know? The outlook is iffy for most of western Nebraska. Of course, there’s not a forecast in the world that can make a call for a two-and-a-half-minute period that’s still six days out. But now we’ve got something to obsess about other than where exactly we’ll be standing when the celestial machinery does its thing.

Tomorrow’s destination: Jackson, Wyoming.

2 Replies to “Eclipse Road Trip Day 2: Tahoe City to Twin Falls”

  1. I see I’m not the only one given to pulling over and standing in the middle of highways to take shots down the center line. I’ve got a “chance of a t-storm” in Nashville on E-Day, which describes pretty much every August day in the convection belt. For location, still leaning toward the zoo, a good place to get both human and critter responses, without enduring huge crowds (he hopes).

    1. Yeah — I will do that every once in a while. The highways in the wide open spaces invite that (though when there’s traffic, it’s really moving).

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