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Old 03-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Baton Rouge to Texas Hill Country

Planing a trip from Baton Rouge La to Texas Hill Country and would like to bypass Houston. Has anyone traveled from Beaumont through Conroe on Highway 105. I have a 38' Motorhome towing and 12' tall. Thank you.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yes, go 105 a lot. Nice drive. Just take the loop around Conroe. Its nice country west of Conroe.

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If you need some suggestions about places in the Hill Country let me know. We are headed to Mason County for Easter.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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I just made the trip from Bandera, Tx. to Lake Charles, La. I didn't find the drive on I 10 bad at all through Houston. I'm 40' with a toad.
I did go through around 2 PM and stayed in my lane all the way through.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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Nothing wrong with I-10 thru Houston now that the construction on the W. side of town is finished, just go thru in off peak hrs. Get in the center land and don't get out of it.
We have good friends just out of Fredericksburg and go there at least yearly. That's really pretty country, good people, food and lots to do and see.
The option of Tx. 105 thru Conroe is good, we've taken it several times. The big drawback is it puts you on US290 which runs thru Austin, as bad or worse than Houston was.
Best bet is pick out a town that you want to use as a homebase and work out from there. Most everything will be within a +-70mi. radius. I would pick Fredericksburg, Kerrville or Marble Falls. Just get on some of the Fm. roads and follow your nose, very few dead ends in that part of the country.

Enjoy your trip. Warning though, the Hill Country can be addictive.

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The big drawback is it puts you on US290 which runs thru Austin, as bad or worse than Houston was.
Many of us who use 290 to get to the Hill Country drop south from US290 to Bastrop on TX21 just west of Paige, then take TX71 through the south side of Austin. Most of TX71 is an elevated freeway from just west of US183 to Oak Hill; US290 joins TX71 during this elevated freeway section. This route avoids taking US290 through Austin.

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Thank you for the help. We crossed Houston today with no problems thanks to you. Stayed in center lane between 1:00 and 2:00 PM at 50 to 60 mph with no slow downs.

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