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Old 05-13-2022, 11:05 AM   #1
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pahrump, nevada to oregon coast-trying to avoid mtn passes

oregon is our state to see this year. from pahrump, we are heading for lakeview, oregon. we would like to hit the coast for a while, but i'd like to avoid any steep, long grades. we have the mountain west book, but would like some recommendations on routes. thought we'd start at the southwestern part of the state and work our way slowly north if possible. might bounce into some national forest campgrounds at times. our exit route may be along the Columbia river ( coe parks) and head towards montana for the fall. hope everyone enjoys the upcoming seasons
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:30 PM   #2
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From Lakeview where do you want to start at on the Oregon coast?

I would start at Brookings, Harris Beach State Park is nice and several private ones too.

OR 140 from Lakeview, K. Falls to White City. No really major grades to speak of, road tends to rough in spots. Then north to Grants Pass and US 199 toward Crescent City then north on 101. 199 has a 12 mile or so stretch of narrow and twisty road that some swear at but it is totally doable with any rig. Just pay attention and don't panic. Again no major grades.

Enjoy the trip.
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:49 PM   #3
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If you want scenic and not any big 'hills' I'd suggest:

870 miles:

From Pahrump take 95 then I-80 a short distance to Reno, NV

Pickup 395 north to Susanville, CA

139 to OR97 at Klamath Falls (you could make a stop at Crater Lake)

97N a short distance to 138 west to Roseburg, OR

Pick up 42 taking you to 101 to begin your coast trip north.
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i like the route thru susanville. on to klamath falls. we had originally used lakeview as our first stop in oregon only because we were going to avoid a california stop. but looking at the route, we can buy our gas in nevada and make it into oregon w/o fueling in ca. we are intending to begin our coast trip at brookings to check out the redwoods and heading up the coast for a bit. gonna look for the crabs if they are in season. then when we had our fill of the crabs, i want to head for some trout streams. some mountain time too. thanks rrr and two gypsies for the info, now if i can find some trout. i'll just be looking for some streams that i can wade.
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Hwy 138 runs along the Umpqua River:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/umpq...75133&actid=43
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If your good for fuel to K. Falls and you can make it another 25 miles north on 97 there is an Indian casino and truck stop, KLA-MO-YA, overnight parking at the casino. Fuel is usually 8-10 cents less than KF. Food is decent.

The Williamson River and Spring Creek merge near Collier St Park (closed due to fire damage) but they have healthy runs of trout. IIRC there is a couple of private campgrounds in the area that promote fishing.

Also at Collier there is a logging museum (Free or donation?) self-guided. It got some fire damage but is open. Lot of static displays of old equipment. Has some tight but doable RV parking, for day use. The then 9 year old grand son learned how to become a pretty good cat skinner and log truck driver.
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Hi bwanna. I've done this route a few times but went through ca on rte 101. I love the Oregon coast! Two gypsies route is very good and scenic and one I will take soon as no more California for me if I can avoid it. Fyi. I am heading to Newport. Or from Vegas on 21 may. Happy to join up on the journey if you wish. Brookings is awesome to start from, and an awesome drive up the coast.. Only thing better is heading south, down 101 through Washington and oregon as pullouts along the coast are much easier than northbound. Regardless, it's beautiful. Safe travels.
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some good info. thanks- keep it coming
chinobob- i'm not sure if that would work. we move at a snail's pace. leaving pahrump on wednesday, gonna stay in beatty for a couple days, fallon fairgrounds- maybe a couple days, on to susanville for a bit. probably stop in klamath falls fairgrounds to get past memorial day weekend. nothing set in stone. if this sort of schedule interests you, let us know
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