After an uncertain year at work we've decided this August/September we're game for another lap round the US, we did a 3500mile SW SFO loop the other year so I think I know what I'm undertaking(yeah right!).
Anyway, we've got about 26days free and we're looking to head north to Portland, across to Glacier - Yellowstone and returning through Oregon, Yosemite and San Francisco. So far this is our plan, I hope I've picked a good route and tried to ensure we're over-nighting close to some great areas.
22nd San Francisco - 2nights
24th Garberville - Mendocino, Point Reyes on way up
25th Bandon - Redwoods
26th Lincoln City -
27th Portland - 2nights
29th Yakima - via Hood river/Multnomah falls. Vineyard visit in Yakima if poss.
30th Wallace - was Coeur D'Alene but decided to push on to get closer to Glacier(?)
31st Glacier National Park/Columbia Falls. Via Dixon for Bison NP - 2nights
2nd Livingstone - 8/9hour drive I believe but good roads.
3rd West Yellowstone - possible long route in via B/tooth Hwy, Livingstone - Columbus and south to 212 at Red Lodge. - 3 nts
6th Jackson - 2 nights
8th Twin Falls - Shoshoe Falls
9th Baker City
10th Bend - John Day fossil beds
11th Klamath Falls - Crater Lake, rim drive
12th Truckee - showing as a 7hour trek, 139-395
13th Yosemite - 395 to Lee Vining, Tioga Pass etc - 2nights
15th San Francisco, probably airport motel
16th fly home to UK
I'd appreciate your opinions, I know I've got some long days in there but I've tried to follow up a long drive with a few days break. If you can see any holes or parts that need reshuffling don't hesitate to shout, have I missed some interesting stops along the way? - I just learned of the Bison range at Dixon this weekend through this forum.
If required I could move a few days around by chopping Yosemite out as we were there the other year - I couldn't resist being so close and not going back, I see why Ansel Adams called it home, anyway if I did that I could pick up the I5 from Klamath Falls through Mt Shasta etc..