Re: Phoenix to Bend in Winter.
I'll be reading with interest. I'm going to be heading from NW AZ, to Portland, OR, in a couple of weeks or so. Typically, I'd go up 395, which is a great road, but I can't see doing that in winter. So, I was planning to take I-40 to 58 - over Tehachapi - then up I-5, watching for a weather window to get over Siskiyou Pass (or rather, avoiding a bad window). I realize Bend is a bit east, so that may influence things. I despise I-5, but in winter....
Maybe I'll learn a new/better route now! Was not looking forward to I-5... I don't know if 95 up through Nevada is a good winter option or not. Guessing not, but... maybe?