So much for early planning...interested in some suggestions and input on road conditions for a road trip from Portland to Atlanta, by way of Vegas. It'll be my husband and I in a 4x4 Jeep, but we only have about 8 days and I'd rather not be too worried about being slowed down by snow or road closures. I think I'd like to spend the first night at the Redwoods, but does anyone have suggestions for other stops? If it were later in the year I'd want to try for Tahoe and Yosemite and drive through Death Valley on the way to Vegas, but not sure about the roads (and know Yosemite is closed from the east).
Any suggestions for best routes, or not to miss places? I tend to be over-ambitious and need some help!