I'm driving from Los Angeles to Nashville in January and was hoping to get advice on road trip options. I'm driving a Nissan Sentra (not winter weather equipped), though I do feel comfortable driving in winter conditions (grew up in NY). How is I40 this time of year? I understand its at a higher elevation than the southern 10 route. 40 is certainly the quickest, or would it be advisable to take I10 for part of the trip? I'm flexible with my dates, thinking Jan 16 - 21/22, and was hoping to see some wonderful nature sights (hikes) along the trip. I'm certainly more of an off the beaten track kinda girl (no chains or tourist attractions), and was hoping to do a combination of tent camping and bed and breakfasts, which might alter the route as well due to temperature conditions. Any advice, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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