Here's where the real climbing starts: you're beginning at about 300 feet elevation and about 4 miles later you are at about 2000 feet. Pace yourself.
|(Believe it or not, that overpass goes to a logging road.)|
Take a right on Lake Dawn Road,
|(Lake Dawn road. Tahoe meets Appalachia.)|
Here's the elevation profile for what you just climbed (that last mile was pretty soft, admit it):