About a year from now we will be through with my present travel plans...(Nebraska/SD/Wyoming and then Maine and points North and East and then back though Big Bend and the South West in the Fall of '06 or Spring of '07). We will be ready to see the West Coast for the first time!!!
Being from the East we know very little about Washington State, Oregon and California. What do y'all recommend? Time is not an issue.
It's really hard to pick places in Washington and Oregon. It's been said more than once that you can go to a different place and see different things everyweek end and never run out of new places to go.
Now for things to.
1. Oregon Coast, the whole thing.
2. Timberline Lodge, as the name implies it's right at the timberline on Mt Hood. Built in 30' by the CCC. Fastanstic art, and log construction. Timberline also touts year around skiing. You don't have to ski, but you might want to ride the ski lift up to Silcox hut.
3. Crater Lake, The deepest, clearest water in the country.
4. Olympic National Park. Both the high country and rain forest areas.
5. Painted Hills near John Day.
6. Mary Hill Museum.
7. Columbia River Gorge.
8. Mt Rainer National Park.
9. A drive over McKenzie Pass is a must. A totally differenct experience.
If you like boondocking
, there'll be a place to park your trailer on most any Forest Service Road.
I could go on and on and on. But maybe this will give you some places to start thinking about.