In no particular order; for reference only (not recommendations) Last updated: Dec 1, 2022
Navigate to https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/, it will pull up a blank map: Click the first “quickmap” menu to open the options, then select “road conditions”. We recommend checking for “chain controls” and “snow plows” primarily. Clicking on an individual alert from the map will pull up more info – which direction (east/west bound), when it was lastContinue reading “How to: Caltrans Quickmap (desktop browser)”
We love experiencing a rarity in California: seasons. There’s nothing quite like the crunch of snow and ice breaking thru the total quiet! Once upon a time, Lynda bolted down to SoCal the first opportunity she got and hates the cold, so here are her tips to enjoy the snow: Last updated: Nov 9th, 2022
go slow, stay low; signal early, brake early, start turns early it’s 4 wheel DRIVE not 4 wheel STOP or STEER 4WD will keep the tires moving which will help to not get stuck in snow, it does not affect any other systems download caltrans quickmap + get familiar with it – it’s a bitContinue reading “tl;dr winter driving tips”
tl;dr version (too long; didn’t read) Good news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Bad news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Traveling to the Sierra Nevada to play in the snow is a huge perk of being in California, so snow during your trip can beContinue reading ““Do I really need snow chains in Plumas County?””
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