I would like to drive from Seattle to Salt Lake City the first week of January. I have done this drive a few times along I-84 but never during winter. I have a 95 Honda Civic. I'm not a very experienced snow driver and don't have chains but I can get them.
I have looked online and checked the road conditions but even having done research I'm not sure 'what to expect'. I don't know if it will be a piece of cake as long as I have chains or if I'm better off going down I-5 to I-80. Would there be less snow and ice that route? Should I forsure expect snow and ice along I-84 and do I definitely need chains?
Is this trip do-able? Or will it be difficult and am I better off waiting til spring/summer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have no idea what to expect.