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Posted: 02/13/12 05:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

have your camera ready and take your time some of America's greatest scenery in my opinion

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Takes about 3 hours from Eureka to Redding.


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The one stretch through the redwoods is really cool. But man that one last hill in oregon, I was really starting to wonder if the rv was going to make it to the top.

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Gold beach to Brookings may be the best. Redwoods just north of Cresent city. Slow down and enjoy.


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Your biggest problem is going to be gas mileage and parking. From what I remember, we wanted to stop about every 750 feet to see the new sites and take pictures and just take in the views. It is a beautiful road from San Diego up to Oregon. We were traveling north, but we still got plenty of views up on the cliffs.


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RVUSA wrote:

The one stretch through the redwoods is really cool. But man that one last hill in oregon, I was really starting to wonder if the rv was going to make it to the top.


Which hill in Oregon?

I traveled 101's entire length there last summer (both ways) and don't remember any difficult climbs...


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Posted: 02/19/12 09:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Francesca Knowles wrote:

RVUSA wrote:

The one stretch through the redwoods is really cool. But man that one last hill in oregon, I was really starting to wonder if the rv was going to make it to the top.


Which hill in Oregon?

I traveled 101's entire length there last summer (both ways) and don't remember any difficult climbs...


I'll have to think about it some. I'm pretty sure it was Or. and not Ca. though. I'll do google maps and retrace my drive to see if I can find it.

We passed through a herd of elk in northern Ca. that blocked 101, it was still 2 lane there. I thought the dog was going to go insane. Some of the elk would walk up to the rv and just look in at her. Took me a couple of hours to clean the slobber off the window. LOL

Edit: it was the part going thru cape sebastion state park. At the time it didnt seem like it would ever crest.

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My problem was I stopped a little ways up to cool the tranny off and couldnt ever get going again. It's only 500', but it felt like it climbed it in less than a city block. Should have seen how many times I had to stop going up to yosemite. It would have been faster in a buggy.

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Enjoyed our trip from Long Beach, WA to Santa Maria, CA last summer. We have a 40ft Alfa and pull an 03 Tahoe. No problems at all. Of course, there were many places we could not stop. In fact, we parked the MH and drove the Tahoe down some stretches.


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Yes US101 does climb to 500' in that park as it bypasses the rocky cape (south of Gold Beach). It skirts another headland like that north of Lincoln City. Access to Cape Lookout requires a climb, though US101 stays low behind it. But those are all small potatoes compared to the drive through the Coast Mountains or the Cascades further east.

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