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Old 03-25-2001, 12:05 PM   #1
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Post Driving from SF to Denver...

...so how are the road conditions in the mountains? Will I need chains or snowtires? I just have the RE-92's? I'm thinking of taking highway 50 rather than I-70, etc.

Thanks for the report.
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Old 03-25-2001, 02:35 PM   #2
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The weather has been pretty nice, although the past couple of days have been foggy with slight drizzle. I wouldn't worry about the snow.
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Old 03-25-2001, 04:03 PM   #3
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Don't worry about the snow, it's what the car is made for!! I would just go I-70, you will find better road conditions since it is the interstate.

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Old 03-25-2001, 08:42 PM   #4
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Hey, I just did that drive not too long ago. Take my advice and use an alternative route that doesn't take any longer than taking I-80. Go south on I-5, go across the Mohave and take I-40 (I believe, make sure first of course) to New Mexico then take I-25 up to Denver. It might be a bit longer but the weather was so much more milder that I definitely feel it is worth the difference and it's safer too. Pretty much there are two mountain passes on my route and one (in Flagstaff, AZ) was pretty dang mild. The other; Raton, NM; can be a bear. The other route is quite hideous though. I count at least 4 passes on the I-80 route and I've driven that route 5 times. Tahoe can be a real pain, the mountains of Utah can be bad (especially since there is a lot of construction on the highways because the Olympics are coming) and Wyoming is trully God's Forsaken Earth when it comes to bad weather out in the middle of no where. Anyways, the southern route is quite safer and nicer in my opinion.

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