Re: Trip planning
You got a couple mildly differing opinions. I figure that's probably a good thing. Use them when you plan. Know your distances (including all the intermediate distances . . so at 4PM you don't need to try to figure out how far it is from X to Y and whether you'll make it by nightfall) as well as your fall offs (for weather as well as darkness) fuel stops and the like. Look forward to your report afterward!
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