Interstate 80 West in California

Mile 182
This is what I80 looks like just after chain requirements are lifted.  There are a lot of wrecks when I80 is like this.

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Mile 181
Note the snow drifts.
The hard part about doing this at night is seeing where the road is and isn't, because the lane markers and striping are usually removed by snow plows in the winter.

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Mile 180

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49 North
49 South
20 West
Highway 153 near Coloma

Mile 118
This is from Trevor Carrier on 8/29/2009. This is almost at the point where I80 drops out of the hills.

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Mile 117
Here is Penryn in July 2000.  I80 drops here out of the Sierras. Other than some hills near Vallejo, this is the last major downgrades on I80. I80 hasn't been this low in elevation since you came out of Nebraska or Iowa.

Most Sierra highways have a lot of overlooks, at varying elevations. The higher the elevation of the overlook, the farther you can see (smog may reduce visibility  given how smoggy the valley is.) This overlook isn't very high up. There are a few partly obscured overlooks near Nyack,  which you can only really see at night.

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Mile 117
This is from Trevor Carrier on 8/29/2009. Here you can look down on Sacramento and a lot of the valley. The Sacramento skyline shows up in this photo. Rocklin is the next town.
Rocklin, California off I80

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99 South
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