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Hwy 50 Placerville to Lake Tahoe 62 miles in 6 min on a sunny fall day (timelapse / drivelapse)

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Published on Nov 19, 2012

Not your grandpa's old-fashioned drivelapse (welcome to the 21st century). A drive from Placerville up to South Lake Tahoe (Harrah's) over US Highway 50 on a sunny afternoon in the Fall, non-stop. 62 miles compressed into 6-minute timelapse. With instrumentation: speed, elevation, coordinates, heading, elapsed time, and maps. Another very information-dense piece.

Passing through, among other places, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Fresh Pond, Pacific House, White Hall, Kyburz, Strawberry, Twin Bridges, Camp Sacramento, Phillips, Echo Summit, Meyers, South Lake Tahoe, and Stateline.

Starting at elevation 1,834 feet in Placerville, up to 7,382 feet at Echo Summit, and back down to 6,293 feet at South Lake Tahoe, CA / Stateline, NV.

All video owned by me. Map data (c) Google, Map imagery (c) TerraMetrics. Music from freestockmusic.com.

2:30 - Stuck behind an RV towing a car, which is in turn stuck behind a dump truck towing a backhoe.
3:46 - Highway patrol.
3:50 - Echo Summit.
3:56 - First glimpse of Lake Tahoe.
5:31 - Just married.
6:04 - Stateline, Nevada.

Because of the high time-compression, packing a lot of differing information into every frame, this is a tough one for YouTube to play. It plays best at 1080, but you need a fairly high bandwidth connection, and even then the YouTube version is significantly degraded over the original, due to the mondo compression that YouTube (understandably) does to videos.

You may also find this piece interesting:
Cruising across San Francisco on a foggy night:
http://youtu.be/N8-aoFTbqVg
Or, you may not, whatever ;)

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