I am new to this forum and have been reading a lot on here lately, its a great resource of information and I have found it great, so thank you :) Now, I do have a question...
I am from Australia (currently living in the Netherlands) and I have booked a holiday to the USA to see some sights and visit some relatives in Salt Lake.
My initial plan was to arrive in Las Vegas on the 1st Dec (have a hire car arranged, just a ford mondeo or something similar). I was then going to drive up to SLC spend a couple of days with my relatives, then drive back to Vegas and eventually onto LA where I return the car and fly out on the 7th of Dec. At some stage during the trip I was also hoping to make a detour to visit the Grand Canyon.
This was all fine until I put some thought into it and started reading these forums...being December I expected it to be cold but never really planned for snow and bad weather.
From what I have read in these forums, this time of year pretty much cancels out the North side of the Grand Canyon...which is fine for me as I am just as happy to visit the south side. My main concern is the southern end of Utah, up to Salt Lake...
Being from Australia I am used to long drives but don't really have a lot of experience with snowy conditions and I am just wondering what the I-15 is like in early December? Is it safe driving this stretch or should I just cut my losses and get a flight from LV to SLC?
I am a sensible driver and am happy to drive cautiously in case I hit bad weather but only being a 7 day trip I just don't want to get caught for a long period anywhere. I know weather is pretty unpredictable but I was just hoping to query your experiences on the I-15 around this time of year...
Thanks in advance and if you need any more information just let me know :)