East of Livermore we take the old road over Altamont Pass.
We now feel like we are really on the Lincoln Highway!

Many different versions of this sign are used to mark the Lincoln Highway. - In some states they are plentiful; in other states they are few and far between. A rail line, as well as I-580, share the pass with us, - and occasionally they can be seen. Altamont Pass is very windy, and its many windmills - comprise one of the world's largest wind farms.
The Lincoln Highway leaves the Altamont Pass area and - drops to the valley floor. It soon enters the town of Tracy. The Lincoln Highway ran north-south along what is now California Route 99. Leaving the Sacramento area and heading east, we are again on a two-lane road. Into the Sierra the valley grasslands give way to tall pines. - Now on U.S. 50, we take a break and stretch our legs.
The South Fork of the American River ran alongside the road. Granite is seen throughout the Sierra of California. We crest the Sierra on U.S. 50.  The Lincoln Highway will follow - route 50 through most of Nevada. Expect the vegetation - along the highway to be nothing like this, though!

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