johnny December 30th, 2009
Somehow, we managed to get everything back in shape to roll and sneak through Donner’s pass in what Jenn is calling the ‘6 hour no-chains window’. Before we quit driving for the day, they had put chain restrictions back in place at Donner’s Pass and will probably leave them in place another day or two as they’re calling for 100% chance of snow at the summit today and tonight.
I think we got lucky with a weather window and it seemed like a good time to get the heck out of frozen Fernley. Jenn’s alternate route was going to keep us in mountains for quite a ways, which would have been cold! Also, apparently there were numerous closed roads connecting to that route, which didn’t seem auspicious.
Hopefully, we’ll be finding a longish term spot in the desert tonight. Last night next to the highway and the train got old early.