I'm in the process of planning my 11 day Vegas trip in September. I thought I would break things up mid-trip and drive up to Lake Tahoe and stay a couple of days. Mapquest is giving me a route of taking hwy 95 then heading west to connect to US hwy 395 in California heading north to Tahoe. I am wondering if it might be better to remain on hwy 95 up to Fallon and then west to Reno and Lake Tahoe? The Hwy 395 route looks like it heads into the mountains; if I stay on hwy 95 I can crank up the cruise control.... might be a faster route. Would like some input from any board members who have driven either route. Anything of interest that would be worth a short side trip along the way? Thanks.