My Wife and her dad are coming home to Upper Michigan from the San Francisco area and they he wants to go to Lake Tahoe Nev,to Reno and up I-80 to us 93 to Idaho to the other highways thru to Bozeman Montana,then to I-90 it's like 800 miles, and home.(possibly,) I have never drove this route,Does anybody happen to know this area? since it's called the great basin highway,does it bypass the great divide? like is it a pass? I google earthed and rolled up on some pretty desolate places, like desert scrub with a two lane highway, are there rest stops, gas stations,towns and possible lodging going this way? her dad wants to go to Tahoe and Reno before coming home and they may want to take this route possibly, because they may not want to backtrack down to Cali and shoot up I-5 to Seattle and back via I-90, is it closed this time of year due to winter conditions?( I know this has not been the best spring.) will they need tire chains? I was wondering if anybody can possibly give me some advice so I can advise them.any advice would be much appreciated,.................thanks, rich.....