No problems getting to Reno yesterday. The drive on 89 up to and around Lassen Peak was very pleasant. The GPS had me go on a business route to the west of Reno to get to Verdi where the campground is and that was a bit tricky, but liked it better than going through downtown Reno (I think)! I met Michelle and her daughter Shelby last night at a Mexican restaurant close by and that was good.
Today, I went back into California via I-80 to see Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Boca Reservoir. I was also looking for letterboxes and that hobby had me enter the area where the Winter Olympics were held in 1960! The old housing is now a fancy resort and there are gondola rides to the top of the mountain. This was a neat find.
Lake Tahoe is big and I went around the southwest area of it. Donner Lake has a state park on the east end and a free beach at the west end. It's a beautiful oval lake with the inlet within the bounds of the state park. That's where I would like to kayak.
Boca Reservoir has camping at the far end and a road on top of the dam at the near end! While looking for a letterbox, I had a great view of the Truckee River and I-80 and the brown mountains.