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Old 05-28-2010, 12:06 AM   #15
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Wayne, Good luck on that trip, I wish I was going back up there. Beautiful coast we have.

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I'll take (DW will) pictures. If I see something that is just spectacular I'll post it for you.
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tomkat, we have also taken that ride on Hwy 1 from San Fran. south. Drove it once in a 33 mh and then again 6 years later in a 36'mh.We enjoyed it except for the traffic sometimes in back of us. I would pull off when ever I had a chance, but was still voted #1 when they passed.If you travel it I would recommend north bound, south bound your wife will definitely be grabbing all of her seat around the Big Sir area, I know because both times we drove it my wife was almost in my seat. It is a beautiful drive though, gotta do it at least once in your life.
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If you truly have not driven anything that big. I'd put some miles under my belt before attempting PCH. The further north the worst it gets.
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Left Petaluma today and made it to Chinook RV Park in Klamath, CA. I stayed on US-101 for the entire trip. Let's say that 101 has some twisty turnys that will get your attention. I don't think I'd like to do the PCH. US-101 and 1 merge and follow the coast for quite some way. At one point, near Garberville, CA, the big trees come very close to the side of the road. I was concerned that I was going to scratch my paint on some of the bark. US-101 is doable, and with some portions kind of rough, especially near large towns, the rest of the highway was fairly smooth with only a few exceptions. I'm happy I did not take the PCH (CA-1).

Here is just one item of US-101 to contend with:



It's where you check to see if your license plate is still on the TOAD.
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Left Petaluma today and made it to Chinook RV Park in Klamath, CA. I stayed on US-101 for the entire trip. Let's say that 101 has some twisty turnys that will get your attention. I don't think I'd like to do the PCH. US-101 and 1 merge and follow the coast for quite some way. At one point, near Garberville, CA, the big trees come very close to the side of the road. I was concerned that I was going to scratch my paint on some of the bark. US-101 is doable, and with some portions kind of rough, especially near large towns, the rest of the highway was fairly smooth with only a few exceptions. I'm happy I did not take the PCH (CA-1).

Here is just one item of US-101 to contend with:



It's where you check to see if your license plate is still on the TOAD.
Ah yes - been thru that section many times, and remember it well - and the diagram and arrow on that roadsign is quite accurate, followed by a few more just like it!
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Took a ride in the TOAD today to Crescent City. I had to get my brakes checked out. I guess I need not have worried. The drive from Klamath to Crescent City is straight up and straight down. Well, 7% was the worse of it, but it is a long climb and a long decent. When we leave here towing the TOAD we will be taking the same route. Ouch! I'm going to switch off of the coastal areas and head inland on 199 and the I-5N

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We did that run last year, southbound from tacoma to the redwoods, all on the pch.
I was a newbie then and for sure learned exactly where the sides of my rig are.
That said, we survived, except for one tire and rim, and the scenery is amazing.
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