I have booked a house in Gold Canyon from December 1 - March 1, 2013 and since I am bringing my 2 dogs along, it seems like driving is the most practical way to travel. I must admit I feel nervous about driving through the mountains at this time of year, although I am driving a Honda Pilot with 4 wheel drive. I am hoping that someone has traveled this route and can direct me to the safest route to travel, pet friendly hotels and how many days this road trip will take. I am hoping to travel about 8 hours/day which will allow time for me to take the dogs out for a stretch (not included in the 8 hours). How far will I get driving a total of 8 hours/day? I don't care if I can't complete the trip in 3 days as my goal is to enjoy the ride, be safe, and have a pleasant hotel that accepts my 2 rather large dogs.
I would prefer to fly, but I have heard too many stories of dogs being hurt or killed while being transported. If anyone has experience with their pets and flying, I would also appreciate your comments.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and respond. This is a wonderful site. Thanks, Teri