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Old 04-18-2011, 05:57 PM   #101
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Comments please on routes to the park. Heading south on I-5 there are two options: (1) go through Portland, then west on US-26 to the park or (2) go through Longview to then south on OR-47.

I am very familiar with US-26, the Sunset Highway. Oregon 47 appears to be more mountainous - has anyone traveled to LL Stub Stewart Park on OR-47?

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:06 PM   #102
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The monkey puzzle bowls are fantastic, I've always been interested in the trees, never thought about how the wood grain, very cool.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #103
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We live in Clatskanie my wife will not ride with me up 47 with a trailer. It is a bit steep and crooked. You can come across Longview Bridge. go right and up to top of Grade Go left , go right at Hudson Park, take Apiary road to left . that takes you to 47 and on to Stubb Stewarts. I,have taken trailers up 47 and Log and Chip trucks do it all the time. It depends on your comfort level
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #104
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We live in Clatskanie my wife will not ride with me up 47 with a trailer. It is a bit steep and crooked. You can come across Longview Bridge. go right and up to top of Grade Go left , go right at Hudson Park, take Apiary road to left . that takes you to 47 and on to Stubb Stewarts. I,have taken trailers up 47 and Log and Chip trucks do it all the time. It depends on your comfort level
Thanks for the info, looks like the Portland route is the way to go.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #105
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Comments please on routes to the park. Heading south on I-5 there are two options: (1) go through Portland, then west on US-26 to the park or (2) go through Longview to then south on OR-47.

I am very familiar with US-26, the Sunset Highway. Oregon 47 appears to be more mountainous - has anyone traveled to LL Stub Stewart Park on OR-47?

Thanks!!
The last time we went to Stub Stewart (which was our first time) we took I-5 south to Longview, across the bridge into Oregon and south onto 47. We will never do that again!!!!! The road is barely 2 lanes, with embankment close on one side and dropoff on the other. It is an active logging road, and passing a log truck is hair-raising! The log trucks going the same way will ride your bumper all the way.

Coming back from Stub Stewart, we wisely decided to go south (continuing downhill) from the CG and turning East on the hiway that goes between Portland and Cannon Beach, then South on I-5 to I-205, East and North on I-205 back into WA. Much, Much, Much better!

This year we are going to retrace our return path from last time. We used our IPhone to plot the course last time and it gave use every twist and turn without fail. I highly recommend that you do the same. When you leave I-205, you will actually go North on I-5 for a very short distance before turning toward the West, and eventually onto the hiway to Cannon Beach, which by-the-way, is a beautiful hiway drive all the way to Cannon Beach.

The turnoff from the Cannon Beach hiway to the CG road (OR 47?) is clearly visible from a long ways away, and the turnoff is clearly signed. Likewise, the turnoff into the CG is clearly marked as well.

See you all on Friday!

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #106
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Mike, thanks for the input. It will be the Portland route for us. And we know about this highway. For many, many years we would vacation at Cannon Beach when we lived in the Tri-Cities. In fact we were at Cannon Beach in January. And Manzanita is another great spot on the coast, jsut south of Cannon Beach.

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:10 AM   #107
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The last time we went to Stub Stewart (which was our first time) we took I-5 south to Longview, across the bridge into Oregon and south onto 47. We will never do that again!!!!! The road is barely 2 lanes, with embankment close on one side and dropoff on the other. It is an active logging road, and passing a log truck is hair-raising! The log trucks going the same way will ride your bumper all the way.

Coming back from Stub Stewart, we wisely decided to go south (continuing downhill) from the CG and turning East on the hiway that goes between Portland and Cannon Beach, then South on I-5 to I-205, East and North on I-205 back into WA. Much, Much, Much better!

This year we are going to retrace our return path from last time. We used our IPhone to plot the course last time and it gave use every twist and turn without fail. I highly recommend that you do the same. When you leave I-205, you will actually go North on I-5 for a very short distance before turning toward the West, and eventually onto the hiway to Cannon Beach, which by-the-way, is a beautiful hiway drive all the way to Cannon Beach.

The turnoff from the Cannon Beach hiway to the CG road (OR 47?) is clearly visible from a long ways away, and the turnoff is clearly signed. Likewise, the turnoff into the CG is clearly marked as well.

See you all on Friday!

Mike
Coming from Tacoma I can't see why you would go on I205 and back track on I5. That would add about 28 miles and 30 minutes to your drive.

Tacoma, WA to L.L." Stub " Stewart State Park - Google Maps
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:39 PM   #108
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Coming from Tacoma I can't see why you would go on I205 and back track on I5. That would add about 28 miles and 30 minutes to your drive.

Tacoma, WA to L.L." Stub " Stewart State Park - Google Maps
Jim, we will be on I-5. I know what you mean about I-205. I-205 is good for Bandon but not Stewart! We will get on I-5 at Olympia - we'll be trucking down WA26 to Shelton, then to Olympia.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:47 PM   #109
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Everyone bring sun!
If we knew where to find it, we'd be bringin' it!!!
See you Thursday... the Casita's staying put.
We're driving down in the Roadtrek, or Cramper II, as we call it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:20 AM   #110
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Leaving for the NOG in a few hours. However y'all are coming, please be safe.

Shiny side up, greasy side down!

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:41 AM   #111
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We'll be there EARLY Friday!

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If we knew where to find it, we'd be bringin' it!!!
See you Thursday... the Casita's staying put.
We're driving down in the Roadtrek, or Cramper II, as we call it.
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Sharen & Simon,
Can't wait to see you TWO and the many others, as well.
Is the Roadtrek a STEP UP or a STEP DOWN from the 'Cramper'?
Wait 'till you see what I got from Stephen for my Birthday...speaking about Birthdays, I've got some very 'eggs'citing news about our new TWINS!!!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #112
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Our daughter -in-law just let us know about a change in plans for Easter so we will be scooting fairly early Sunday. Also, LL Stubs has added a disc (aka frisbee) golf course, if anyone is interested we will bring some discs - stop by site 73. We're headed out in a few hours - woo hoo


Simon and Sharen, heard rumors about your Roadtrek. Always admired their design team. Can't wait to see it and hear your summer plans.

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #113
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Looks to be dry we will leave noonish tommorrow. Looks to be cool at night. Put in the old dependable hot water bootles Low tech warmers, Dogs and Linda love them $15 at Rite Aid
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #114
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When we went to the fall NOG at this campground, we took #47 south from Clatskanie and dodged the logging trucks. It was enough of an adventure that we took Taylor's alternate route homebound, but I would do it again if I had to.

In truth, I find I-5 worse than Hwy #47 on a weekday. I really don't enjoy towing on busy Interstates.

Tomorrow we plan to overnight at the Lacey, WA Walmart. Then I think we'll try to follow roads that parallel I-5 from Olympia to Longview. We'll cross the river there, take Hwy #30 south (upstream) to St Helens, and head west from there. According to Google Maps, it's Sykes Rd, Brooks Rd, Dowd Rd, Bunker Hill Rd to the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway.

Any local knowledge that says this is a bad idea?
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It would be easier to cross the Longview Bridge, go right then left at top of the grade to Hudson Parcher Park. That is the next intersection. Go right maybe a mile and veer left onto APIARY ROAD.That takes you to hwy 47. go left follow 47 thru Vernonia and to turn off to State Park. Scapoose takes you to 47 but that is a long back track.
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Ron I believe that is a back track of the way I directed you to go home last time I attended. Also Vernonia Golf Course is up and running ..
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Understood, Taylor. That worked well for us the last time, and I would recommend it for people coming down from Seattle. Definitely better than going all the way to Portland, and less white-knuckly than 47 over the pass.

The point of the route I am discussing is just to go somewhere we have never been before. We'd reduce the amount of back-tracking by turning off #30 at St Helens instead of Scappoose, although that puts us on smaller roads.

I have just started packing. The first thing in the TV was the golf bag.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #118
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Good deal enjoy the adventure , Must be Golf season the lawn mowers are all running and the weather will be dryerrrrrrrrr
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[QUOTE=Jim_B;245408]Coming from Tacoma I can't see why you would go on I205 and back track on I5. That would add about 28 miles and 30 minutes to your drive.

We camp for relaxation. We are both retired, and now are in no hurry to get anywhere. I tow at about 50-55, MAX. It has been many years since I drove I-5 thru Portland. We started taking I-205 as soon as it was finished.

Since we are in no hurry, we take the most relaxing way to get anywhere, regardless of the number of extra miles. Going by I-5/I-205/ then backtracking a little on I-5, is a relatively low-stress no-brainer for us.

Your mileage may very

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Mike, the path that Taylor describes will take about the same time, but save 50 miles compared to 205. Pleasant drive through good backcountry roads. Real gas money savings. Entirely unlike 47 from Clatskanie. At least have a look on your iPhone before you decide for certain.
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