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At a Glance
The Lincoln Highway, completed in 1913, was
America’s first true intercontinental highway. “The Loneliest
Road in America” is lonely no more, however, especially on this
section that traces the original southern route through the
Sierras to South Lake Tahoe. Scores of gamblers now roll along
the bank of the glittering South Fork of the American River,
trying their luck through the fast, low-risk curves. Yet despite
the traffic, lots of throttle-cracking passing lanes go far to
reduce the pylon vigorish on the long, steep climb through the
sugar pines. Scenery’s glamorous throughout, changing from green
to granite as the road crosses into the sub-alpine to summit at
the Sierra Ski Resort. And while the DH parlays its esses into a
Twistiness jackpot on the narrow strand of asphalt that edges
down Meyers Grade, the panoramic view over Lake Tahoe and the
surrounding peaks is of historic proportions. This road proved
so popular way back in the teens and twenties that the Lincoln
Highway Association published a best-selling tour book. This
guide rated the road, described its best parts and pointed out
the places where motorists could stop along the way to sleep,
eat or gas up… Hey, wait a second!