Mark and I heard, incorrectly, this morning, that the highway was closed between Pendleton and La Grande, so we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to leave Pendleton. About mid-morning, Mark talked with someone who said that the highway was open, so we cautiously set out. We were going to try to get some tire chains, but the tire store was closed for New Year’s Day. We made it here, so it turned out OK.
We had hoped to make it into Utah by tonight, but with the late start, we ended up stopping here in Mountain Home. I’m hoping that tomorrow we can get out of this cold weather!