After I pick up my SR22 (#062 July 19) I plan to head out to Seattle for an extra week of training with Wings Aloft (I’m instrument rated but have been out of the cockpit for 12 years). This will be my first trans-continent at the lower altitudes. Since I don’t have supplemental oxygen (by the way, a lot of interesting postings earlier this month on that subject), I need to do this below 12,500’ if I’m going to file IFR and be legal.
Looking at L-9/L-10 it appears that V-2 affords my only opportunity to cross the Rockies up north; and that puts me at 12,000’ westbound and 11,000’ eastbound due to the MEA on certain segments. Any tips out there on the safest/best way to make this trip. I didn’t look at anything south of what’s shown on L-9/L-10.