The Tahoe & Sequoia Trip
8 Days in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
The Tahoe and Sequoia Trip focuses on Lake Tahoe and Sequoia National Park, while providing a complete driving loop, beginning and ending in Las Vegas. The drive crosses the Nevada desert, then devotes a day to hiking through alpine landscapes near Lake Tahoe. Then it heads south, to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, before making the return trip to Las Vegas via Bakersfield.
On the first day, I headed north across the Nevada desert, with a destination of the town of Hawthorne, just short of Lake Tahoe. Along the way, I checked out the Extraterrestrial Highway and the ghost mines surrounding Tonopah, Nevada.