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Old 02-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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To get to Sequim from Birch Bay, we did take a ferry to Port Townsend. Can't remember route at this time. We also took a ferry from an island, which we drove to from Sequim, to Seattle.
I suspect you drove to Whidbey Island from Birch Bay via the I5 North & then the I20 from Burlington Washington to catch the Keystone ferry that is located on Whidbey Island beside Fort Casey to get over to Port Townsend.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your comments. It really helped a lot. I have made reservations and/or talked to many of the camp hosts. We are in pretty good shape from MN through WA.

I am planning the trip south now from Pt Angeles, WA to Stockton, CA where will be staying with family (in a real bed - LOL) until returning home to MN.

I can not wait for spring!

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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If I might make a suggestion. If you don't have a good reason to go through Portland I'd stay on 101 all the way down the Oregon coast. I drive it every year and I still love the view. I love Portland but not so much for pulling a trailer through it. If you stay on 101/1 through Oregon you also have some beautiful free camping spots at the Indian Casino's. In particular hit the spot at Lincoln city, fantastic ocean views. I also make it a point to stay at the Marina in Newport. You won't regret it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #18
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Some pics from the Oregon coast. Not sure about the first pic but can't erase it. The second pic is the bridge into Astoria. The third pic is my spot at Lincoln City and the fourth pic is our view from that spot. I have thousands of much better pics if you need convincing.
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A few more pics. First is a view of the bridge from Newport Marina campground. The other two are just random pics traveling down the road.
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A few more pics. First is a view of the bridge from Newport Marina campground. The other two are just random pics traveling down the road.
Thanks for your response. I wrote a long response and lost it all when it asked me to re-log in.

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Rod,
Just curious to know how much time you will allot for this trip. We're planning a Yellowstone and surrounds trip this summer. Thought about starting out earlier in the SW (NM, AZ, etc) where it's warmer and working our way north and hitting Yellowstone late June or early July. We also have "staying warm off the grid" issues. Thanks,
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Anyone going to Yellowstone should allow an extra day and drive "Beartooth Highway", a road which Charles Kuralt called "the most beautiful highway in the world". It is closed as most roads in that locale until June 1st. Welcome to the Beartooth Highway in Montana & Wyoming
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Anyone going to Yellowstone should allow an extra day and drive "Beartooth Highway", a road which Charles Kuralt called "the most beautiful highway in the world". It is closed as most roads in that locale until June 1st. Welcome to the Beartooth Highway in Montana & Wyoming
5000 feet up (Beartooth Pass) then 5000 down. I'm thinking the brakes and transmission will get a workout towing a trailer up and over. Most of the pictures show 2 lane. Are there lots of turnoffs to cool tow vehicle parts for a moment (or maybe let cars by) before moving on?
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While I'll agree that the Beartooth is one of the most beautiful highways in the US, if possible, I'd leave the trailer at a campground to drive it. Not that it can't be done, but it is a haul.

Another great drive in the area is Chief Joseph Highway, and, if you are ever in the area, in my opinion, the most beautiful road in the US - Going to the Sun Road through Glacier National Park.
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I agree on Beartooth, Chief Joseph, and Going-to-the -Sun roads. Be sure to have plenty of film and/or memory card space.
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There is a group of Scampers from Las Vegas heading up I-15 to Yellowstone July 13-20, picking up more Scampers along the way. We are staying at Grants Village in Yellowstone. Anyone who would like to join the caravan is more than welcome.
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There is a group of Scampers from Las Vegas heading up I-15 to Yellowstone July 13-20, picking up more Scampers along the way. We are staying at Grants Village in Yellowstone. Anyone who would like to join the caravan is more than welcome.
I didn't know there was a group of Scampers in Las Vegas besides me and Chita. I normally would love a trip but that is the time for the Southern Oregon NOG at Bandon.
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5000 feet up (Beartooth Pass) then 5000 down. I'm thinking the brakes and transmission will get a workout towing a trailer up and over. Most of the pictures show 2 lane. Are there lots of turnoffs to cool tow vehicle parts for a moment (or maybe let cars by) before moving on?
Actually Beartooth is lower than parts of Yellowstone that exceed 8000 feet. The whole area is around 5000 feet until you leave the state going south.
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