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Old 09-10-2012, 10:11 AM
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What would be the safest route from Nashville, TN to Spokane, WA - considering frequency of gas stations, service, stations, best road maintenance. Thanks for any input. Will be traveling between October 1 and October 15.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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GOOG Maps shows this basic route:

Someone may have local knowledge of construction, or road repairs, etc...but, since you don't seem to be seeking sights to see along the way, great two lane blacktop roads, or adventuresome drives, I would rec'd the interstate(s).

And, your travel window is early enough that barring unique weather, it should be fairly 'unwinterish', conditions wise...
GL, mD
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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There are no "undafe" places to drive in the USA. Actually, the least safe routes would be the Interstate highways. In case of any mechanical (or bladder) concerns, you cannot stop until the next exit, and absolutely nobody will stop to render aid. And wherever you do stop for services adjacent to the interstate, you will be at the mercy of the most unfriendly, unhelpful and disagreeable people in the entire state. And you may be obliged to drive faster than you really want to, and your attention level will need to be higher, because of higher speeds and higher density traffic, and sheer boredom will militate against your alertness. And when you do encounter orange cones, (and there will be plenty of them) traffic conditions will become a nightmare. When the Interstate is under construction, it become a two-lane road for many miles with slow bumper to bumper traffic, that you cannot get off of, and you'll be behind a smoke-belching truck that you cannot pass. Aside from the sad fact that scenery-wise, you'll see absolutely nothing.

I've never run into any snowy conditions in the Rockies as early as mid-October, and it you do, you'll only have to wait it out for a couple of hours.

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