I'm trying to plan a roadtrip out west in late May and I'm a little stumped with the planning in Oregon.
We wanted to go from Harris Beach State Park > Crater Lake > OR coast > Portland. We would be camping at Harris Beach the night of May 21 and we need to meet up with friends in Portland the night of May 23.
Does anyone know what Crater Lake is like in late-May? I'm thinking that the Rim Drive will probably be closed that time of year. Without the Rim Drive and since we're not crazy into hiking (more into photography), I think our time at Crater Lake will be limited.
After Crater Lake we wanted to drive towards the OR coast, stay at a hotel somewhere and start our drive on the OR coast the morning of the 23rd. Since we have to be in Portland later that night are there any suggestions as to where we should begin our drive on the OR coast and where we should end it to head towards I-5? Any suggestions on what to stop and see along the way? Friends have told us we need to see Cannon Beach, but I don't think that's feasible with our time constrains.
Any help would be great!