I sure do like traveling cross-country in my trusty truck. You would think that I would choose the milder times of year to go exploring the country, but I tend to do the opposite. Call me weird, but I like exploring the deserts when it’s the hottest and the mountains when it’s the coldest. I guess I am an extreme kind of guy. Last winter, I took a trek through an expansive and beautiful mountain range in the Northeast. It was a particularly cold and snowy winter and, although the weather was often inhospitable, the beautiful, snowy winterscape made it worth it to me! I would stop in the sleepy mountain villages where people seem to take beautiful vistas for granted. I suppose if I saw as much snow as they did every year, then I would not be quite as enthusiastic. But, it’s not like I enjoy freezing to death during such trips. I have a top-of-the-line heating system in my truck. Making sure that my heating system is int working order is just as important as making sure my truck is fully capable of taking these trips. The health of the truck is as important as the health of the driver and I have no intention of freezing to death on a mountain, because I was careless about getting my heater checked. Having good heating in your vehicle in these conditions is of the utmost importance, and I also carry a survival bag with me and other helpful items. That being said, I typically stick to the road and don’t travel too far off the beaten path, but it pays to be prepared.