I need help planning a route from Bakersfield, CA to Fort Drum, NY. My husband returns from Afghanistan in March so my sister and I will be driving out in early February. My top priority is getting there safely and avoiding states or routes which will likely have the worst winter conditions. We are most concerned about driving on snowy, icy, mountain roads. We will be in a Chevy Trailblazer with 4WD and will have 14 days to make the drive so the option to “wait out” one or two bad storms is there. I understand we will encounter bad stretches of road along the way but we would just like to avoid the most notorious places and have the least stressful drive possible. I would really appreciate any advise your site and users can give me. Thank you!