Hi - all , newbie here. Im from the UK and I am planning 6 month road trip across the US visitng friends along the way. October to end of Feb. A buddy of mine who is a car dealer is purchasing for me a minivan for when I arrive. I will be starting off in maryland , visiting friends in WV, FL. then making my my west at a nice slow no rushed pace, after all I will have 6 months. I will also stopping off in Texas and colorado visiting more friends. I have a sort of rough guide what I want to do, but this all depends on the winter weather and if there are closed roads. a couple of things I would like advice on.
1) Im hoping to go to New England for the fall when is the latest time to go there pending weather and the fall of the leaves, I was hoping November.
2) I have always wanted to visited Mount rushmore, will the road be ok in late november to december ?
3) on my way to visit friends in Aspen and Denver will roads be ok to access Aspen. jan time.
Because of the weather maybe be being bad for driving, I was thinking of going east to west via the southern states then up to Colorado to see friends then make my way to LA. I fly out of LA for a month in Australia then fly back again, where I was thinking since the weather will be nice by then I can do the northern states, including yellowstone, Wyoming, Mt Rushmore. maybe pop up to Alaska.
All advice would be great