According to our GPS, we only had around 5-6 miles to go, but soon the weather continued to deteriorate from hail to heavy snow flurries. Now, things were getting serious, and it eventually got to the point that the traffic stopped completely. Seeing that the road was starting to accumulate snow and that we weren’t prepared for the snow (i.e. no snow chains), we got off the nearest exit we could find so we could turn around and go back southwest along the I-80 to go back down the mountain.
It turned out that the exit we took was exit 155, and the road was already covered in a little snow. So it was a good thing that we were turning around at this point. However, when we got onto the on-ramp to go west and south on the I-80, we had lost traction with the road and started to slide sideways…
- Day 1 (May 19, 2016 – Morgan Hill, California): “High Efficiency Road Tripping”
- Day 2 (May 20, 2016 – Oroville, California): “Snow Dramas”
- Day 3 (May 21, 2016 – Oroville, California): “Doing it the Right Way”
- Day 4 (May 22, 2016 – Los Angeles, California): “Getting Greedy”