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Supercharger - Lone Pine, CA (LIVE 28 Jan 2015, expanded Dec 2019, 8 V3 stalls)

mspohr

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Started school in 1955
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Denali (Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain peak of the State of Alaska, the United States of America, and all of North America. Mount Saint Elias on the boundary between Alaska and the Yukon is the second highest ...
 

smartypnz

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Alaska statehood 1959

Denali (Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain peak of the State of Alaska, the United States of America, and all of North America. Mount Saint Elias on the boundary between Alaska and the Yukon is the second highest ...
Yup... McKinley is now considered a molehill.
 

mspohr

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Yup... McKinley is now considered a molehill.
I love the Eastern Sierra. Travel there every chance I get. Beautiful mountains, desert. Lone Pine was my first Supercharger experience when I traveled from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in February 2015 with my brand new Model S. Lone Pine was the ONLY Supercharger between Tahoe and Las Vegas. Full charge at home then just barely made it to Lone Pine on that charge (fortunately net down hill route) then though Death Valley to Las Vegas (another squeaker for range).
On the return trip we stayed in Death Valley and charged at Furnace Creek then also charged in Lone Pine and Minden to make it back up over Spooner Pass to the lake. Arrived home with 7 miles to spare! (in a snowstorm).
 

JeffnReno

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I love the Eastern Sierra. Travel there every chance I get. Beautiful mountains, desert. Lone Pine was my first Supercharger experience when I traveled from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in February 2015 with my brand new Model S. Lone Pine was the ONLY Supercharger between Tahoe and Las Vegas. Full charge at home then just barely made it to Lone Pine on that charge (fortunately net down hill route) then though Death Valley to Las Vegas (another squeaker for range).
On the return trip we stayed in Death Valley and charged at Furnace Creek then also charged in Lone Pine and Minden to make it back up over Spooner Pass to the lake. Arrived home with 7 miles to spare! (in a snowstorm).
From Reno (which isn't far from Tahoe), I usually prefer heading east and go thru Hawthorne, NV, Tonopah, Beatty, then hit Las Vegas. Even when I travel to San Diego, I go thru Hawthorne on 95 then hit 6 back over to 395 on down to Lone Pine, etc. This route helps me avoid winter road issues and there are no charging issues either. I even prefer it in the summer months as no long boring highways with traffic and no grapevine with trucks. It's just my preference and everyone has choices.
 

mspohr

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From Reno (which isn't far from Tahoe), I usually prefer heading east and go thru Hawthorne, NV, Tonopah, Beatty, then hit Las Vegas. Even when I travel to San Diego, I go thru Hawthorne on 95 then hit 6 back over to 395 on down to Lone Pine, etc. This route helps me avoid winter road issues and there are no charging issues either. I even prefer it in the summer months as no long boring highways with traffic and no grapevine with trucks. It's just my preference and everyone has choices.
We've taken that route also. Beautiful Nevada. The Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah is a piece of history. Also, the International Car Forest of the Last Church
 

PLUS EV

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From Reno (which isn't far from Tahoe), I usually prefer heading east and go thru Hawthorne, NV, Tonopah, Beatty, then hit Las Vegas. Even when I travel to San Diego, I go thru Hawthorne on 95 then hit 6 back over to 395 on down to Lone Pine, etc. This route helps me avoid winter road issues and there are no charging issues either. I even prefer it in the summer months as no long boring highways with traffic and no grapevine with trucks. It's just my preference and everyone has choices.
He didn't have those options in February 2015.
 

PLUS EV

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I didn't even get my Model 3 until 6/11/18 so I'm sure you're probably correct.
If you're ever curious about when certain superchargers opened, you can look up the opening dates on supercharge.info. I started following these forums in 2016 just before I got my first Tesla and I remember being surprised when superchargers opened in Hawthorne, Tonopah, and Beatty. At the time there were very few non-interstate routes that were covered and this isn't exactly a well-travelled US Highway (even though you and I both travel it a lot). It was around the time the Gigafactory in Sparks opened, and I couldn't help but thinking that was a factor.
 
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4SUPER9

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It was a busy weekend at LP. The site was completely full most of the day Sunday. Fortunately, I had enough charge to skip it entirely. Too bad they had to remove the old stalls. Probably insufficient power, or too much work to operate both.
 
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4SUPER9

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Interestingly enough about this site, when I charged there last week, on a Thursday evening, I was the only car there, and I received an alert that charging would be restricted to 80% (which I could override if needed). Yet, when I was in Mojave just a couple hours earlier, every stall was taken and there was no such limitation.
 
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PLUS EV

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Interestingly enough about this site, when I charged there last week, on a Thursday evening, I was the only car there, and I received an alert that charging would be restricted to 80% (which I could override if needed). Yet, when I was in Mojave just a couple hours earlier, every stall was taken and there was no such limitation.
Those alerts are location specific and have never taken into account how many stalls are in use. Would probably be a good idea though!
 

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