I'm driving from Seattle to Chicago with a friend of mine starting November 30. We have limited time and want to have as much time in Chicago as possible (I'm moving there, just need to bring my car, he needs to be back in Seattle Sunday December 5 and he'll be flying). So we'll be driving straight through, only stopping for food, gas and to stretch. Should take about 36 hours including stops.
I've done the road trip before but it was in the summer and it was over the span of three days, two nights. My plan is just I-90 the whole way through but I'm a little concerned about snowy conditions. I'm driving a '93 Camry that has new tires (not snow or studded) and just got a trip inspection. I'll have to get some chains in the next few days.
Any advice? I'm concerned about two areas really: Snoqualmie Pass in Washington and Lookout Pass in Idaho/Montana. If the conditions are bad the day of, should I take another route?
Our goal is not sight seeing this time but getting across to Chicago as quick as possible. Also, we operate different schedules; I don't go to bed until 5am typically so I will have no problem driving through the night, while he drives during the day.
Advice? Thanks a lot.