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 Post subject: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:17 pm 
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I am planning on driving to the great state of MO in early July.

I would either be living Seattle and taking I90 all the way east (the original idea)

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Headed south to visit some family in Portland, then East. If I go the second route, I would be travelling over to Salt Lake city. here, I could either head south a little go through Provo (more family) and then east to Denver and through KS.

Is that route going to be bad for any reasons? Google maps puts it at an hour longer than if I east from Salt Lake area though WY and Nebraska.

My wife and I are looking for the safest route, best road/weather conditions, frequent services. I've only flown over the Rockies, so any and all help would be nice!

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 Post subject: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:26 pm 
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You'll be taking US 6, statistically the most dangerous road in the country. I don't worry because I have mad skillz.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:49 pm 
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JL Rockies wrote:
You'll be taking US 6, statistically the most dangerous road in the country. I don't worry because I have mad skillz.


Your winter driving skills? Or in general?

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Either should be fine, but the north route got some snow today in yellowstone according to the national news.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:58 am 
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Snowbird announced that it will extend the season until July 4... stupid global warming.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:18 pm 
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Wow, snow?

Topographically, the route through CO looks like I would more mountain pass/hills/winding roads, VS going through WY. Is either a commerical truck route? Here in WA there is one MAJOR route over the mountains, a few more two lane routes

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 Post subject: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:54 pm 
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Pretty sure that you're over thinking this, but I do acknowledge that it's consistent with LOST traditions.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:57 pm 
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yep, never hurts to asks though.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:02 pm 
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both 90 and 80 are major truck routes, or drop down to 70. either will be easy my friend.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:54 pm 
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sweet, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:57 am 
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Wow, the rocky mountain pass wasn't a big deal at all. Guess I over thought it... Going through northern ID from spokane, into montana, was steeper for sure. Thanks for the route advice though :)

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 Post subject: Crossing Rockies
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Now you're under-thinking; those are The Rockies too. Rocky Mountain states include: UT, ID, MT, WY, CO & NM. They also stretch into Canada where they're known as "The Canadian Rockies". Just sayin'

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Rockies
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Yep, but I thought the UT, CO area of the rockies had higher elev, therefore steeper roadways...

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