The end-point of our summer vacation this year will at Redwood National Park. After that we need to get back to Illinois soon, which means finding the quickest and safest way back to Interstate-80. Google maps tells me I should take Route 199 from Crescent City to Grants Pass, then Interstate 5 to Medford and then Route 140 west from Medford to Route 95 and then Route 95 to I-80. We will be towing our loaded AF27E with a Suburban 2500 8.1.
My Question: Is the 199/I-5/140/95 route from Crescent City to I-80 going to have some steep, hard on the trans, and white knuckles sections? With my semi-heavy travel trailer would I be better to take I-5 south to I-80 in California?