I'm going to be driving from CA to Omaha in mid-Feb and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the best/safest route to take. I won't be doing any sight-seeing, I want to get there quickly, but I am flexible so I am willing to take a longer route to avoid potential troublespots.
I have very limited winter-driving experience and this is my first ever multi-day drive. So weather/road conditions are my big concern. I know this all depends on the actual weather on those days and I will have several routes planned out to choose from, but assuming no heavy snow storms the entire way, which is my best bet? Since I'm starting in Central CA, I could go north through Sacto/Reno/etc or south through Vegas (or any other suggestions!).
Thanks much for your help and input!