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Old 12-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #41
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A bit late; but, possibly still useful from a posting on another board: Travel & Activities : Weather Underground

Pick Road Trip/Dive in the Event Type drop down and then fill out the location (major cities worked well for me) and departure information (dates and times) before clicking the Plan and Map Your Trip! button which gives you a Google style map with predicted weather conditions all along the route.

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Old 12-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #42
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A bit late; but, possibly still useful from a posting on another board: Travel & Activities : Weather Underground

Pick Road Trip/Dive in the Event Type drop down and then fill out the location (major cities worked well for me) and departure information (dates and times) before clicking the Plan and Map Your Trip! button which gives you a Google style map with predicted weather conditions all along the route.

Safe travels.
Thank you for taking the time to post. I just stopped for the night in Cheyenne, Wy. Tomorrow I have to decided whether to take the longer 80 to I-5 route or the shorter but maybe riskier I-84 route. So far the weather has been beautiful, I hope it stays that way.

The dog is doing well so far and her appettite has been good which is a good sign.

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Thank you for taking the time to post. I just stopped for the night in Cheyenne, Wy. Tomorrow I have to decided whether to take the longer 80 to I-5 route or the shorter but maybe riskier I-84 route. So far the weather has been beautiful, I hope it stays that way.

The dog is doing well so far and her appettite has been good which is a good sign.

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If there is even a hint of snow over Donner they won't let you over without chains so you may want to watch the weather and plan appropriately (e.g. plan to stay in Reno if necessary).

If you have chains and it snows, they do have a lot of guys that will put your chains on and take them off at the appropriate spots. I think that it is about $20 but if you haven't done it I would recommend that you pay them to do it.

I do the drive from the Bay Area to SLC once or twice a year. Most people are bored silly driving across Nevada. I kind of like it

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Thanks, MB. I think I will stop and buy chains. I've decided to go the I-84 route. It should be pretty and it looks like the temps will warm to the above freezing level.
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I rolled into my driveway about noon yesterday, so it took from noon on Wed. to noon on Sunday. I took I84 though Idaho and eastern Oregon. I really lucked out on the weather, the worst thing I went through was fog.

Sandy is doing very well, she's even adapted to the other dog and two cats already. She has energy and seems to be feeling well.

Thanks again for all who followed this thread.

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Glad to hear you're safe and sound. Good job by both you and your new canine friend.
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Congratulations on a safe trip.

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I missed your last post and was wondering how the trip was going. I'm glad you made it home safely and Sandy is settling in.
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