After the 50/99 split you see this sign:
South Lake Tahoe 99
This part of US 50 could have been Interstate 70, which is the road
Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Baltimore.
It was submitted to be included in the Interstate Highway system and never accepted.
Few people ride US50 East through here to get to anything east of Carson City, because of how congested US 50 is in the South Lake Tahoe area, how slow US50 can be in the Sierras, and how lonely US50 is from Fallon to Interstate 15 in Utah.
The first set of foothills.
Here US50 is leaving the valley.
Here is the Sacramento-El Dorado County Line. This is the first and hardest climb on US50 East.
This probably is near Pollock Pines. US 50 isn't a freeway or even 4 lanes wide for most of this ride to Carson City.
US 50 East
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