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ghaag 07-02-2016 08:52 AM

Oregon Bound
 
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Excited about hitting the road for the Oregon coast, thanks to everyone that gave input in helping us plan our trip!
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Cowbell 07-02-2016 08:15 PM

Safe travels! I look forward to taking my trailer up there.

Thiss 07-03-2016 01:45 AM

Have a safe and awesome trip! I hope you find my fellow Oregonians accomidating. Don't forget you can't pump your own has, unfortunately.

Thiss 07-03-2016 02:26 AM

Going to Crater? Use the South Entrance it is much closer to the campground, which is awesome and will probably have walk up availability. The North brings you right over the rim. We went that way last year with out Overlander, but I prefer not to do it again.

Traveling from the coast to the valley, avoid Hwy 34 from Waldport to Corvallis. Instead use 128 from Florence to Eugene, Hwy 18 out of Lincoln City, Hwy 26 out of Sea Side to Portland, or go all the way to Astoria and use Hwy 30. If you do end up using Hwy 30, note that you can use I5 on the Washington side from Longview to Portland to save time.

There are a lot of steep roads, that access a whole lot of cool areas in the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and John Day. Speaking of one of my home towns, in John Day there is the Kam Wah Chang museums which is flat amazing.

Cabbage Hill is a monster between Pendleton and La Grand.

The easiest route to see the Gorge and then get to Central OR is Hwy 97.

The Portland Zoo is great. Timberline Lodge. I could ramble on and on about my state.

Lastly, if you go swimming, just note the water is cold, rivers, lakes, the ocean, it is all cold and there are always a handful of tragic swimming accidents this time of year.

Give me a call if you have any Questions. 503.508.3563

Mike

SpletKay06 07-03-2016 04:18 AM

Have a great trip, if you need anything around Hermiston im here. Also take it easy coming down cabbage theres a couple sharp turns midway down.

TG Twinkie 07-03-2016 08:44 AM

I will be tracking this thread as we are headed to Oregon in the fall. Looking at taking Hwy 26 west.

Thiss 07-03-2016 11:09 AM

Sorry I goofed. It is 126 from Florence to Eugene. also both 99W and 99E are slower routes than I5 l, but much more pleasant--as long as you are not stuck in Dundee traffic.

Mike

ghaag 07-03-2016 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Thiss (Post 1814822)
Have a safe and awesome trip! I hope you find my fellow Oregonians accomidating. Don't forget you can't pump your own has, unfortunately.

Thanks Mike, and thanks for the reminder on pumping gas!

ghaag 07-03-2016 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Thiss (Post 1814826)
Going to Crater? Use the South Entrance it is much closer to the campground, which is awesome and will probably have walk up availability. The North brings you right over the rim. We went that way last year with out Overlander, but I prefer not to do it again.

Traveling from the coast to the valley, avoid Hwy 34 from Waldport to Corvallis. Instead use 128 from Florence to Eugene, Hwy 18 out of Lincoln City, Hwy 26 out of Sea Side to Portland, or go all the way to Astoria and use Hwy 30. If you do end up using Hwy 30, note that you can use I5 on the Washington side from Longview to Portland to save time.

There are a lot of steep roads, that access a whole lot of cool areas in the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and John Day. Speaking of one of my home towns, in John Day there is the Kam Wah Chang museums which is flat amazing.

Cabbage Hill is a monster between Pendleton and La Grand.

The easiest route to see the Gorge and then get to Central OR is Hwy 97.

The Portland Zoo is great. Timberline Lodge. I could ramble on and on about my state.

Lastly, if you go swimming, just note the water is cold, rivers, lakes, the ocean, it is all cold and there are always a handful of tragic swimming accidents this time of year.

Give me a call if you have any Questions. 503.508.3563

Mike

Awesome information, thanks!

ghaag 07-03-2016 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by SpletKay06 (Post 1814829)
Have a great trip, if you need anything around Hermiston im here. Also take it easy coming down cabbage theres a couple sharp turns midway down.

Thanks and thanks for the heads up on Cabbage Hill!

ghaag 07-03-2016 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Cowbell (Post 1814730)
Safe travels! I look forward to taking my trailer up there.

Thanks!

ghaag 07-03-2016 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TG Twinkie (Post 1814897)
I will be tracking this thread as we are headed to Oregon in the fall. Looking at taking Hwy 26 west.

I hope you have a great trip!

W4NT3D 07-03-2016 03:33 PM

Have an awesome trip.


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OregonVista 07-03-2016 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Thiss (Post 1814933)
Sorry I goofed. It is 126 from Florence to Eugene. also both 99W and 99E are slower routes than I5 l, but much more pleasant--as long as you are not stuck in Dundee traffic.

Mike

Go through Dundee anyway, and stop! It is one of the best wine tasting destinations on the west coast.

Thiss 07-03-2016 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by OregonVista (Post 1815084)
Go through Dundee anyway, and stop! It is one of the best wine tasting destinations on the west coast.

Dundee is great. So too is its big sister Newberg. If you are anywhere close to Independence tomorrow, we have the best fireworks :)

ghaag 07-05-2016 11:09 AM

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First night on the road, Camp A Way campground in Lincoln, Nebraska was home.

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mojo 07-05-2016 12:24 PM

Will be following your tracks in the Fall so keep us apprised of the good & the bad

ghaag 07-06-2016 04:38 PM

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Spent today crossing Wyoming, beautiful country!

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Thiss 07-11-2016 08:48 AM

Where did you land at the beach?

drboyd 07-11-2016 03:57 PM

Please do yourself a big favor and do NOT stay in the Sea and Sand RV Park in Depoe Bay. They're running an organized scam (in my humble opinion, of course) which involves picking on certain people and then scaring slash intimidating them into leaving early - and of course, no refunds.

The park manager and Steve the "maintenance man" slash enforcer are the major actors. The park is now owned by a trust, so these folks are getting away with it.


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