Hi guys, new to the forum and taking roadtrips here. Wandered in here on a whim and am surprised by the wealth of information here. Got a question that I hope some of the weekend warriors can help me answer. Im planning on a trip for July 4th weekend. Going to leave San Jose, CA on the 1st(sat) at around 7-8pm and hope to get to crater lake the morning of the 2nd. From there I plan on spending a day at the lake drive to Portland, Or. According to mapquest I the drive from the lake to Portland is about 5 hours. That means I will probably get into portland around midnight of July 3rd. I plan on resting a night and waking up early on the 3rd to shop(cant help it, the GF is intrigued by the idea of duty free lol)and head back to San jose in the evening. We are hoping to make it back to San Jose, CA on the 4th preferably before 9pm. What are some of the better scenic routes I can take for this trip? I looked at some of the previous posts that had similar routes and many reccommended the avenue of the giants. Id also like to visit Barney falls if that is possible. Hope some of you oldbies wouldnt mind helping out a newbie hehe.