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Old 09-22-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Which Interstate would I likely see less snow or bad weather - I-90 or I-80? The trip would start October 15th from Nashville, Tennessee. Also, which route would have the least desolate stretches?

Thanks for any information.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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What is your destination? How much time? See stuff, 2 lanes or all interstate?
Why not I-40 or I-70?
Vague orig question post, imo...
GL, mD
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Yes, we need more info. If you're going to Seattle, take I-90. If you're going to San Francisco, take I-80. Each is likely to have about the same amount of bad weather; I-90 is farther north but the passes are also lower.

And I've never driven I-90 across Montana, but I imagine it's not much less desolate than I-80 across Nevada.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I think they're about the same, but I do prefer I-90. I-80 is more prone to strong winds and blizzard conditions across Wyoming's high plains, although ground blizzards in October aren't too common even on I-80. Mostly, I agree with pch -- take whichever one goes to your destination. As for desolation, not too much difference. Both can have some mighty long stretches between towns, but I think the scenery is a little more pleasant on I-90, at least from I-29 west.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You going east or west?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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All interstate, destination is Portland, Oregon, want to do trip in five days, taking pet with me. No sight seeing. I am mainly concerned about weather. Sorry for the vagueness. I appreciate your replies.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Hauling fanny from Nashville to Portland, I would choose this route:
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N...t=m&mra=ls&z=7

GL, mD
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Go with I 90. Sure, it is desolate in places, but this is the west. There is not a McDonald's every five miles. That time of year should be fine. Chilly, but I doubt you will have blizzards.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Go with I 90. Sure, it is desolate in places, but this is the west. There is not a McDonald's every five miles. That time of year should be fine. Chilly, but I doubt you will have blizzards.
Given that the OP's destination is Portland, I-80 to I-84 would be the best way to go. There's a big pass outside Pendleton OR but otherwise the route along the Columbia is flat and will almost certainly be snow-free.
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