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Best route Minneapolis to Reno in winter

Best route Minneapolis to Reno in winter

Old Jan 2, 19, 11:22 pm
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Best route Minneapolis to Reno in winter

Hey guys, me and my retired bus buddy (he's been driving them 50 years) just got a Streamliner in Minnesota and we're wondering what might be a nice route to take driving it home to Reno. Want a safe winter route, but wouldn't mind some scenery. Don't like staying on Interstate all the time. After we get it back we'll put it into service Reno to Las Vegas / Phoenix on US 95 / 93.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 3:28 pm
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when will this drive happen? you need to look at the weather.

The most direct route is 35 to 80. You could go 90 to 15 to 80

If you are not on interstate you will likely be dealing with high grades in the mountains you go through.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 9:26 pm
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To add on to that good advice, IF you are doing a winter drive (and significant snow can happen in the Rockies through May), you need to be monitor two or three different routes' weather in order to make a last minute decision.

That said, I'm partial to the awesomely lonely drive on U.S. 50 from Utah to Reno.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 5:06 pm
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Yeah, we do interstate long-haul so we're well-aware of the weather. Now as we know all the highways and small towns west of Chicago but haven't been to many to them, we'd prefer to take the shortest route, not the most obvious route on the map (Interstates). It'll save fuel and get in some rare mileage. Would especially like to go through South Dakota, and cut through Lusk to Casper and Rawlins.

Does anyone know what might be a good place to pull off and take some pictures of the coach on that route? We just gave it a nice new long-haul livery.
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