OK, looks like my options for a trip in January are going to have to be in the US. I'm thinking of trailering south from Columbus, OH and riding into Vegas and from there Saline/Death Valley, and then to Santa Cruz and south to L.A. and back to Vegas. I'm looking for advice on crossing CA from Saline Valley to Santa Cruz in January. Will I have to head back south before heading to the coast or can I head west that time of year through the parks? Main concern is snow/closed roads in higher altitudes. Thanks.