Today we embark on a mountain road trip, from Salt Lake City to Redding, a 713-mile trip through the Great Basin to the northern tip of California’s Central Valley. This would have been posted a little earlier, but was slightly distracted by the TV reporting Osama Bin Laden’s death. Historical breaking news reports have a habit of delaying posts. A shout-out to all of the American servicemen and women who have spent their time, and their lives, to helping bring this man to justice. On that note, let us travel westward through the mountains…
As I mentioned yesterday, a ridge of high pressure took hold over a good portion of the Western US. Dry weather is anticipated as we trek from Utah’s capital into Nevada, and past Elko along I-80. Higher-level clouds are expected late in the day as a cold front moves through the Pacific Northwest. Some precip is expected to move through Oregon and southern Idaho, and some gusty winds are anticipated as we move through the mountains, but we’ll remain on the dry side as we pull into Reno, our stop for the night.
It’ll be a short drive today, under 200 miles left to our destination. Much like yesterday, the weather today should be on the pleasant side with less wind than yesterday. We’ll pull into Redding by noontime, which should be mostly sunny. Enjoy the day!