The temperature in Carson City at 0600, when I woke up, was about 21 degrees.....not a problem with electric heaters blazing away......but, that was 5, or 6 degrees lower than the forecast.....hmmmmm.....that's not a good sign. We were ready to set sail by 0930, so I cranked up the DD, waited for the air ride system to return to 'ride height', and then moved about 300 yards over to the propane station. We were down to less than half a tank, and normally I would not worry about filling up for another month, or two, but we're going to be boondocking a lot the next few weeks, which probably means running the gas heaters a lot based on the forecasts, as well as running the fridge off propane, occasional use of the propane 7.5 kw generator, and the normal operation of our water heater which is gas only. I figured we'd take about 30 gallons and I was close....the final total....29.5.
We merged on to US 395 southbound at just 0958.....our Delorme mapping program gave us an ETA at Lee Vining of 1209 hours. There are 3 passes between us and Lee Vining......Simee Dimeh (5,987'), Devil's Gate (7,519') and Conway (8,143'), and the DD handled them with ease once again. We made our obligatory stop.....the only stop of the day......at the Vista Point just below Conway Summit......there is a lot of snow on those peaks in the distance.