Serious Roadtrip Dilemma
I am a major roadtrip enthusiast and possibly have a chance to fulfill somewhat of a lifetime dream, to complete all 48 continental states that I have not yet been to. (19 states, most out west and a few in the south) But the option to do this would be sometime during this upcoming February and March
My route would take me from NJ through the Smokies (TN) to Alabama, and Texas and then of course to the area where the 4 states meet ( CO, NM, UT and AZ) Then head for Yosemite and up CA to Seattle, and return back to NJ Via Montana and Wyoming the Dakotas and Minnesota Wisconsin and I-80 (I can be more specific if anyone is interested).
The dilemma is this, I have the time and opportunity and just enough money to do it now (bare bones style). If I don't do it now I won't have another chance for at least 3 years if that works out (It would be in May and June)
I have driven in Northeast snow, but I never even knew there were places such as in CA and above that require snow chains. I really want to do this trip but is it worth it, will it be a huge pain getting out all the time and putting on snow chains or would that not be so likely, will I be so freezing in the Parks that it will spoil the fun? is it Dangerous will I get stuck all the time?
I keep reading about being prepared for a road trip that you may get stuck for 8 hours but if my trip is a month - two months and such a long distance is it simply too much of an undertaking? Will it ruin my fun, will a billion roads be closed or require me changing to snow chains in the freezing cold every few days? Is it dangerous?
Any advice and thoughts would be much appreciated!