I am going to be driving to Ozark Alabama leaving on Oct. 7th. Can anyone give me any idea about potential issues with snow and ice crossing the Rockies. My sister thinks we should go down to Mt. Shasta and cross there, head to Las Vegas then go on through Arizona and New Mexico. She said we should avoid snow and ice. Others have told me to head east on I 84. I am worried about driving across the Rockies as I am not experienced in driving through ice and snow and am not physically able to put on chains by myself. Can anyone give me information on what conditions maybe like and what route would be the safest to travel?