Directions for Moving to California from Wisconsin and avoiding all mountains?

My husband and I are moving from Wisconsin back to California. When we moved to Wisconsin a truck driver gave us a great route that avoid all mountains. Lots of county road etc. We went through Phoenix, New Mexico, Pan handle of Texas and Oklahoma, Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa to Minnesota and then Wisconsin. Just don't have the routes we took. Can anyone help?

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  • 6 months ago

    You won't be able to avoid the mountains, but following the Interstates, you won't notice them much.

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  • 6 months ago

    How to avoid mountains driving from WI to CA:

    Follow the modern day Route 66 (or there abouts)... Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona... into California via Flagstaff & I-40 or go further south in New Mexico to Route 10 and head in through Palm Springs.

    No way to do this if you want to go to NorCal unless you come south through LA and back up.

    NorCal you have to cross the Sierra Nevada's to get into California.

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  • 6 months ago

    Not hard to look at a map and find a route that goes through all those places. If you find it hard to do on a map on a computer screen, then buy a road atlas, available at almost any gas station and at Walmart.

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  • 6 months ago

    The Amtrak train "Texas Eagle" from Chicago to Los Angeles goes by roughly the route you want. Look up the route of the Texas Eagle train, then drive south to Chicago and follow approximately the route of that train (obviously going on streets instead of railroad tracks).

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  • enn
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Yup. (Link to Google Maps is safe!)

    • Eastside Guz
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Barb, it also depends WHERE in California you need to arrive at. Route 40 looks pretty good.

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  • 6 months ago

    Maps for RVers often will show mountains. You know the basic route so it shouldn’t be too hard to recreate it in reverse; buy a road atlas that is detailed -large format with one or two

    pages per state, which will show you the topography.

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  • 6 months ago

    look at a map..

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