I'm trying to put together a big roadtrip for the end of the year. I've got 11-1/2 days to play with. My dad and I wanna drive out to Green Bay for the last Packer game of the season on Dec. 30th. On the way back, we wanna do some pheasant hunting in eastern Nebraska, and I wanna try to hit all the Jesse James historical stuff in Missouri. Unfortunately I have a lot of long driving days planned and am kind of worried about the weather we might encounter, especially along 80 going through the mountains in Utah and across Southern Wyoming. On the way home I was gonna try to take 70 across Kansas but wasn't sure what to do when we hit Denver. Drive north to hit Highway 80 or head over the rockies on 70.
Here is our tentative plan:
Lodi, CA - Elko, NV
Elko, NV - Laramie, WY
Laramie, WY - Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA - Green Bay, WI
Either stay in Green Bay area or was tossing idea around of Minneapolis
Green Bay or Minneapolis - Omaha, NE area
Omaha, NE - Topeka or Salina, KS see the Jesse James stuff in St, Joseph and Kearney
Topeka or Salina, KS - Denver, CO
Dever, CO - Wendover, UT
Wendover, UT - Lodi, CA
I'm thinking I might have to cut out the Missouri and Kansas leg and just come back 80, maybe just spend a day in somewhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
Any info would be greatly appreciated, especially from anyone that has attempted a similar trip in the winter.