Hi everyone! I've been a lurker for a long time. After admiring Steinback's Travels with Charley, I decided my dog and I should hit the road to California and visit my mom. I'll be coming from Chicago in a tiny rental car. I'd get a SUV but I plan to keep it too long in CA for it to be anything but insanely expensive. I plan to get there in three days, with stops in Sidney, NE and Salt Lake City, UT. I-80 all the way which drops me off in my hometown of Sacramento.
I'm leaving this Thursday.
I'm a little worried about the snowfall through Salt Lake City and the Rockies, and Lake Tahoe. It looks like 6 inches around Salt Lake City, and I hear there's more that from friends in Tahoe. Is this something to worry about? I'm a native Californian so I'm not used to driving in snow or ice (despite living in Chicago now!).
Should I carry chains or will it not be necessary? I'm just concerned about driving such a tiny car through snowy conditions.
Thank you for any advice.