So I have a sudden 3 weeks off from now til the end of August, and want to take a road trip of a week and a half to 2 weeks likely. I am starting in Salt lake city. My original idea was take 80 to rt 101 up to tillamook, OR and Portland, then back to slc via 84, but realized that's 40 hours of driving. I'm looking for new ideas.
If I just took hwy 84 up to portland (12.5 hr drive according to google), is there anything to see along the way? how boring is the drive?
I am hoping to camp on a beach a night or 2, do some awesome mountain biking (I like smooth, flowy singletrack, and I'm a decent intermediate rider), and maybe see some huge trees (redwoods? sequoia?) or a rainforest. Ofcourse some hiking is in order, and I'd like to check out some cool small towns.
I am open to suggestions of any sort. I'm mainly thinking somewhere pacific northwest-ish, but if someone has another awesome idea that might work too.
Thanks in advance!