Hello, we are planning an 8 day round trip from Mendocino to Mt Hood. We are having a difficult time deciding on our route from Northern California to Mt Hood (We are returning via Hwy 5 through Mt Shasta). Any suggestions on preferred roads to cross over from the Oregon Coast to Mt Hood would be welcome. Right now we are considering heading over from Crescent City to Grant's Pass onto Hwy 5, but then we miss out on some beautiful Oregon Coastline. We prefer camping to lodging; not necessarily in campgrounds. We hope to spend a few days hiking around Mt Hood and the Gorge, therefore the temptation to cross to the 5 further south - but is the 101 coast route really that much slower????
Thank you for any suggestions. In the Spirit of Adventure!