Hello. I'm new and this is my first post. Have owned a Prius v 2012 model, bought new in 2011, well maintained, approx. 150K miles, never had a problem. Considering driving it across country from central VA to San Rafael, via Rockies, Tahoe to San Rafael, and then home again through southern CA, TX and up through southern states, starting Oct 10, ending roughly Nov 15, 2021. One passenger, two/three mid sized suitcases, cooler, bits and pieces. Not camping. Car has been fitted with a catalytic converter guard, since thefts are, regrettably, v common in my home town. Question: I've never seen the Rockies. This is a Prius, not a turbocharged vehicle or an SUV. Is this a stupid idea? Will the car be able to handle the terrain if sticking to major highways? Any likelihood of snow this early? Any advice on whether or not to embark on stated route, modify it, how to do things safely, MUCH appreciated. Thanks!