Originally Posted by Helen
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.
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