The weather got weird, so I thought I’d hunker down in Carson, rather than risk late snow in Tahoe. Not my favorite style of RV living, but we will make do, til the weather clears, and I come up with another plan of action! Map to the Carson City Walmart.…
Go west on HWY 50 from S. Lake Tahoe, then south on SR 89 from the town of Meyers. As you begin to make the climb up Luther Pass on SR 89, you’ll come to a significant turn in the road that veers off to the left. This an entrance to the Big Meadow campground to the left. The entrance to the campground can be easy to miss, it’s slightly recessed, and just after the bend in the road. You know you’ve driven too far if you reach the flat stretch of highway on top of Luther Pass. You’ll need to turn around and try again. Once you reach the entrance to Big Meadow campground, make a quick left turn and park your vehicle in the free parking area.
Waiting out the bad weather, to avoid possible snow. (Sorry about the noise from the 25 mph winds, still fine tuning the camera mic. Next videos, should be better. Taped 2 layers of felt on) Temps in the Carson City area were about 45 degrees in the morning.
Hawthorne is on Highway 95, sort of NW-central Nevada. You can camp for free at the El Capitan Casino, which has a dump station, also at Walker Lake (free, or cheap) There are also paid campgrounds in Hawthorne, as well as in nearby Mina.