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PostSun May 02, 2021 7:35 am 
mike wrote:
I90 to Ellensburg.
I82 to Toppenish.
US97 to La Pine
OR31 to Valley Falls
US395 to Tahoe

Lots of opportunity for short side trips
Avoids I5

And this is the best reason...until you get well south of Eugene, I-5 is an obnoxious road to travel.

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PostFri May 28, 2021 7:27 am 
my ride
my ride
my ride
my ride

Thanks to Tom for being able to add photos

I'm getting excited about my trip!

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PostFri May 28, 2021 8:18 am 
Having family in Eastern Washington Ive made that drive too many times.

I-82 best section is the three ridges (Manastash, North & South Umtanum) that provide views of Mt Rainier and Adams.

Yakima is not a particularly good stop, too much local traffic at all the strip malls.

Mt Adams will visible for much of your drive.

An alternate is 90 to Vantage, and 240 along the Columbia River and Hanford Nuclear Site.  Ginkgo Petrified Forest.  Some really cool Rock formations along the River.  Hydro-Electric Dams, and the some of the Hanford sites are visible from the road. Potential to change your to/from route.

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PostFri Jul 30, 2021 7:53 am 
along hwy 101
along hwy 101
pelicans at the beach in Alameda
pelicans at the beach in Alameda
beach in Alameda
beach in Alameda
a nice brewery in Alameda with San Francisco in the foreground
a nice brewery in Alameda with San Francisco in the foreground

I just got home Tuesday from my journey...
1900 miles round trip!

As it worked out I did not go to Lake Tahoe to meet up with family but went to Alameda instead... you have to roll with the flow... LOL

I left early on a Sunday and took I-5 to Grants Pass and cut down to Crescent City and HWY 101 all the way to the cut off for Alameda.

Had an amazing visit which of course went by way to fast!

I took 880 to 80 to 505 and I-5 all the way back to the HWY 101 cut off near Olympia and stayed on the East side to Port Townsend and back home on HWY 20.

Highlights of the trip were all the mountain passes, Hwy 101 in CA and WA and the cut off to Crescent City.... Amazing scenery and a wonderful ride!

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PostFri Jul 30, 2021 12:04 pm 
A bit late but here is a road trip we did 10 years ago.  Google Maps Route

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7987529

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PostFri Jul 30, 2021 4:23 pm 
Very cool Tom.... I remember your trip.

Here is my basic trip with out a few jaunts here and there

Alameda CA Journey
Alameda CA Journey

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