Shortly after the purchase of my Jeep in 2008 my brother and I decided pretty much on a whim to take a road trip to Seattle. We left very late in December. Spent New Years in Seattle and then returned home. We took a somewhat unconventional route due to our lack of planning. The upside of that was being able to see many states that I had never been through before.
Unfortunately we were in a hurry to make miles so we did not spend much time on pictures. It was a hell of a trip. We encountered temps in the single digits, rain, sleet, snow, ice, fog, 50-60 MPH winds in Wyoming, and just enough heat in AZ that we had to use the AC on the way back. I think the only way I would want to make that drive again is if I'm pulling a trailer and moving to Seattle. It was quite a bit of fun though and a great experience. I might be convinced to do it again if I had twice as much time to do it in.
|First real mountains we came across. This was in Colorado|
|I think this was in Oregon|
|There were lots of areas with ice on the road. Fortunately the majority of the time we skated right over it with out sliding. We also used other vehicles as a gauge. If they made it through OK we figured we were probably OK too. When it got real bad we slowed way down and ran in 4 wheel drive mode.|
|This was just outside of Le Grande Oregon. |
|This was at rest stop. I think we had just crossed into Washington.|
|We spent quite a bit of time in the mountains, at night, in fog, and ice. It was not much fun.|
|Rest stop in AZ with several thousand miles of filth on the jeep.|
|New Mexico|| |