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    Q Guest

    Default LA to DC, US-50 in February?

    I am moving from LA to DC and am interested in taking US-50 to get there. I've already gone cross-country on I-10 in the winter and just recently went through much of the Southwest on I-40. None of the southern routes interest me for this trip.

    My question is if US-50 is going to be safe and is it going to be interesting in winter? I'll be leaving on or around Feb. 22 and plan on picking up US-50 in Grand Junction, CO.

    I've heard a lot of good things about US-50 but I am going to have pretty much all my belongings stuffed in my car. If everything of interest is going to be snowed in, if the scenery is going to be bleak, and if things are going to be dangerous maybe I'd be best off just taking I-70 all the way. Thoughts?

    Also, what about taking US-93 up to US-50 to I-70 in Nevada and Utah instead of beelining it on I-15 to I-70?

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    Default That will be a little adventurous

    I have traveled virutally all of US-50 in the western states, several times. The section through the Colorado Rockies is beautiful, but certainly subject to snow closures. If the road is open into <a href = "http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/gunnison.htm">Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park<a/> -- take a look!

    Jaimie Jensen's road classic <a href = "http://www.roadtripamerica.com/read/Road-Trip-USA.htm">RoadTrip USA<a/> is still one of best sources for information for the entire cross-country route followed by US-50 and I would certainly recommend reading his descriptions if you are going to follow that road.

    Mark

  3. #3
    Don C Guest

    Default Taking the opposite trip

    Going from DC to CA in April 1 was looking at rt 50 Also as I want to see america not bypass it. When you get done with your trip could you e-mail me about how it went? At bdsmerlin AT comcast DOT net

    GOOD LUCK AND BE SAFE!


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    Don C Guest

    Default Taking the opposite trip

    Going from DC to CA in April 1 was looking at rt 50 Also as I want to see america not bypass it. When you get done with your trip could you e-mail me about how it went? At bdsmerlin AT comcast DOT net

    GOOD LUCK AND BE SAFE!


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    Frank Guest

    Default US-50

    US 50 in the winter??? you'd be crazy............... I-40 is bad enough ......... keep as far south as posable in the winter. Save I-90, I-80, I-70 for a summer drive......... Frank

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