I have a week to get to Whidbey Island, WA. I am leaving the first week of February. It will just be my car(SUV with 4WD) and me. I'm not interested in sight-seeing, just getting to my destination safely. I'm very nervous about driving in the winter, especially about the remote high altitude regions like Utah and Wyoming where I imagine I could easily get snowed in if a storm hit. I've condsidered shipping my car but opted out for a variety of reasons.
I would like to avoid mountainous states as much as possible. I'd appreciate any advice advice regarding dangerous places/weather. Thank you!