Today’s Weather Along 395

December 10, 2009

This morning I have been trying to find out how much snow is already on the ground around Bishop, Mammoth, Bridgeport and Walker, CA. Another storm is supposedly moving in today but we are trying to anticipate whether we can romp through the region with a 4-wheel drive or if we should take the desert route of 95 to get to Reno. Anyone have any details for us?

Ah, BIGstLittleCity on Twitter helped me out with the forecast out of the Reno Gazette-Journal! And then I found super info on the NOAA site. You just click on the map and it gives you the 7 day forecast! Awesome!! Here is Mammoth, CA! Grab the map with the hand to pull in various directions along the route! 🙂

Here is the site to check CA Road Conditions (CA DOT).

Here is the site to check NV Road Conditions (NV DOT).

Here is SafeTravelUSA.com which is awesome for showing NV road conditions on a map – Here is the index for getting to other states as well. Looks like the various state departments of transportation map road conditions a variety of very different ways! This site is very useful for checking any travel conditions – well worth saving as a bookmark or favorite!

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Car Trips – With Kids

May 3, 2009

Grandpa Ron and I love to drive 395 along the Eastern Sierras when we travel back and forth between Reno and Los Angeles. Some people think we are really crazy (okay, so we are!) but it is so scenic! Austin loved it, too – BOTH directions! He pointed out all the trucks, motorcycles, boats (on trailers), and airplanes we encountered in either direction on the highway. Then we also pointed out big rocks, water, trees, horses, cows and elk. We wave at our favorite Joshua Tree outside of Mohave (See, we are crazy!) that we call Grandpa Tree. When we get into Reno or LA, we play the bridge game – Somebody (usually Austin) says, “Here comes a bridge!” and then we count slowly to three ( or say… ready, set…) as we approach it. Then as we go under it we all say, “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

We’ve been traveling this route for more than eight years but never tire of it. The spring flowers are gorgeous in the desert after sufficient rainfall occurs! I’ve got lots of pictures to prove that!


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