Monday, July 30, 2007

Oregon Trip Plan

August 4th, 2007 - this time riding the Pacific Coast on Hwy 1 and 101 from California's northern areas and then heading leisurely northward into Oregon. Our travels take us through the California towns of Jenner, Little River, Mendocino, Fort Bragg and Ferndale before heading into the Pacific Northwest.

We travel through all of Oregon's Coastal towns with stops in Gold Beach, Bandon, Newport, Cannon Beach and Astoria. Then we will follow the Columbia River along Hwy 30 to where it meets up with Portland and spend some time with old friends that live locally.

Our travels begin again southward towards home via the high plains desert and mountain regions of Oregon's central valley to see Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters, Mt. Bachelor and another loop around Crater Lake before heading into the California central valleys. We pass to the east of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the Lava Beds National Park areas, then down along Eagle Lake and Lake Almanor into the gold country towns of Quincy and Sierra City along Hwy 89. We tried to take in all the twisty roads we could find within the forested areas of the Sierra Nevada foothills further east of the area. Ultimately coming into Hwy 49 and 50 and heading back home after 8 days on the road and almost 2000 miles.

Here was our planned route, we made some minor deviations along the way;

Oregon Side

California Side