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Old 07-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #1
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I like to know about other peoples experiences who have taken similar trips to Portland and back. Needing to know how steep are the grades. And recommendations for rest stops/areas. We're planning to leave this Wednesday.


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Old 07-15-2014, 02:56 AM   #2
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Just left Seaside, stayed at the Circle Creek at the south end of Seaside - not bad. All the state parks campgrounds on the coast are booked up every week-end so don't plan on staying at them. Most of the RV parks in Seaside seem to be very cramped, Cannon Beach may be better. Essentially, make sure you have somewhere to go before you get there.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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My DW just made the reservations at Cannon Beach RV resort for 20th and 21st. TOWTA and her son did some research and calling up places. They settled on this, I guess it was the right call. Would like to know how steep the mountain grades are between Portland and where I live, closest city is Bakersfield. Just to calm my nerves and avoid the white knuckle driving



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Didn't go in to Cannon Beach RV Resort, but marked it for future reference. Only drawback might be it's other side of US101 to the beach. Don't know about the grades, we'll be onto I5 tomorrow heading South so it'll be 'suck it and see' for me. I've got until Sunday to get back to AZ, so I'm not rushing anyway.
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Didn't go in to Cannon Beach RV Resort, but marked it for future reference. Only drawback might be it's other side of US101 to the beach. Don't know about the grades, we'll be onto I5 tomorrow heading South so it'll be 'suck it and see' for me. I've got until Sunday to get back to AZ, so I'm not rushing anyway.

Thanks, we will review that campground when we leave there. The fees are reasonable, no different than staying at Pismo State Beach. KOA cost more out there but with less features.
And if you travel through Tehachapi, there is a Loves travel center at the last exit to town, it is very RV friendly and has a dump station as well. I've downloaded the Loves app should come in handy.

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Old 07-17-2014, 12:30 AM   #6
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Made the grades just fine today, hope you did too. Overnighting in Yreka. You'll be finding it a whole lot cooler over on the coast!!!
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We stayed at Cape Kiwanda south of Cannon Beach. Great spot. Sheltered beach and fun to watch them launch boats from the sand.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:58 PM   #8
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Rest stop at O'Brian near Mt Shasta
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #9
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The worst part of this drive for us is through Ashland and the Siskiyou Mountains, nasty uphill climb, but we made it through and currently driveway camping before we head out to camping at Cannon Beach.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:29 PM   #10
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We take 97 out of weed, no steep hills and you get to go down the canyon following the river on hwy 84, from biggs junction to Portland.
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