As if to send our California sojourn into the sunset officially, we’re going to mark the occasion with an 5 1/2 day trip that covers 14 states and 2,975 miles. The pace is surprisingly slow, given all the interstate, at 67.6,, but it sounds better when you say we will encounter about 541 miles every day.
DAY ONE (Tuesday)
There aren’t many roads that slice right through the Sierras, so our first day on the road will sweep south before curving back north
DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Our luck will continue on Wednesday, with low pressure shifting away from the Rockies just as we are shifting into the Rockies. We will be out of Utah before the next round – considerably weaker than previous incursions – of low pressure moves in from the Pacific Northwest, and we will delve into the Colorado Rockies after snow falls there. We will make it to Herman Gulch, which is just past the Loveland Ski Area, and home to a
DAY THREE (Thursday)
DAY FOUR (Friday)
There might actually be a little bit of light precipitation as we get started in Lincoln on Friday morning, but it’s more likely that we will be contending with some early morning clouds between Lincoln and Omaha. Careful either way, as any precipitation that does fall is liable to do so as light freezing rain or sleet. Regardless, we will be in clear air after we pass into Iowa, and will remain there through Chicago and into northwest Indiana. We’ll stop in Portage, before the Toll Road takes effect.
DAY FIVE (Saturday)
We’re going to be right on the edge on Saturday, with low pressure developing in the Plains and beginning to accelerate. We will still remain dry on Saturday, the way it looks right now, but clouds will build through the Appalachians, and temperatures will take a turn for the warmer as a warm front develops in the Tennessee Valley. We’ll stop near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, though Mill Hall is closer to the interstate.
DAY SIX (Sunday)
Fortunately, the warm front associated with this wave will arrive in Pennsylvania with