I'm new to this forum and thought I should ask the experts here for their opinion.
I'm relocating to Baltimore from Seattle.
We have a quattro with winter tires, and had some snow experience in US in February with a rental car in the Lake Tahoo area heading down on a loop from Seatlle - Tahoo- Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Joshoa Tree - LA - Monterey - San Francisco - Portland - Seattle.
I'm used to snow in cities but so far have not made a trip in winter across the rockies.
I was planning the following route:
Day1 leaving after lunch with friends Seattle - Baker (OR) 380 miles
Day2 Baker - Salt Lake City 460 miles (pass SLC and stay somewhere on the road)
Day3 SLC - Cheyenne 440 miles (pass Cheyenne and stay somewhere on the road)
Day4 Cheyenne - Raytown 693 miles (I'd expect this section to be more 500 -550 miles, depending where we stayed the night before)
Day5+6 Raytown - Baltimore 1080 miles
We're used to long driving I expect to drive between 8 and 10 hours a day, starting early in the morning at dawn maybe 1 hour into dusk.
I don't think we will have time for sightseeing, which is a pity but we have to be in Baltimore within 7 days.
Do you think this is realistic ?
How are the weather conditions on I-80 compared to I-70 ?
Other routes for suggestions ?
Where would you expect to hit snow in mid December ? Other than in the rockies.
Regarding sightseeing, we've seen almost the whole Westcoast
and most of the Nationalparks in Utah/Arizona, Mesa Verde being the most East we've made and Joshoa tree the most south.
Thanks for your suggestions/links and recommendations.
Drive safe !