I've learned so much from this forum, thank you! I know now - don't go south, listen to weather and adjust accordingly. But my other concern is having options along the way in winter, in case of weather, breakdowns, etc. - thinking I'd be more comfortable with more towns and exits (I drove out here on 80 and got a difficult flat in a place with no cell service, people stopped to help but would rather avoid if possible!). I want to drive via Columbus Ohio to see friends, leaving end of next week then driving the rest by myself, with my dog. I can take extra time if needed, have tires with 8K miles on them and Subaru impreza with AWD. So what would you all recommend to avoid long empty stretches or should I not worry about that as much as elevation?
Thanks so much!