Hello fellow travelers! Would like to know the most direct route, Albany, NY to San Francisco, (after I go west on 90 East (NY Thruway)about 7 days travel time time frame to SF.)Wish to go through Denver; any weather problems re trip through Rockies then? Also, would like to go over Independence pass for the experience..any thoughts? and looking for best route from Denver to Aspen and into Snowmass, heading for John Denver's sanctuary and Conservency. Thanks!!