Hey all, apologies for resurrecting the thread. I'm planning the same drive, Chicago to Portland area (Salem) in a few weeks. Likely renting a car/mini van. I've got two questions for the road-trippers here:
1) I can handle driving up/down grade, though I don't really like mountain driving and haven't done it in years. It sounds like northern route is preferable then for October?
2) What type of interstates are we talking for both routes on the mountainy areas? 2 lanes each direction? 3?
I get a little nervous at anything hugging a mountain with a sheer drop, in general. But if it's just elevation, up/down without a very immediate threat of falling off the side, I'm fine.
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