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11. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 5y

Personally, I think that's a wonderful plan and allows you to see the Redwoods as well as Crater Lake. You and your father will have a fantastic time.

12. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 5y

Yeah I think that schedule is fine, but then again we tend to take "run and gun" trips so we can see a lot of different stuff rather than stay in one place. But your schedule only had 2-4 hours of travel between stops, that leave plenty of time on either end to look around.

We hope you guys have a great time and hope that you will check back with us when you return. That's how a lot of us became regulars here, we came here to get advice on our own trips and then continued to stick around to talk to others.

13. Posted by loeschg (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

Dad and I leave in about a week! We're flying in and out of Portland...

  • Planning on driving along the Columbia River Gorge and staying in Bend, OR for 3 nights. Doing day hikes from there... (Black Butte Trail, Green Lakes, Sisters Wilderness, Newberry Obsidian Trail).
  • Stopping at Crater Lake and spending a day there. From there we're headed to the coast... maybe stopping by Roseburg (a lot of waterfalls apparently).
  • Traveling/hiking up and down the coast... staying in Coos Bay I believe. Enjoying whatever sort of hikes and such we can find.
  • Golf will be snuck in there somewhere :)

Saving the Redwoods for another trip.

Will post back after the trip... maybe even a link to some pictures for those that are interested. Thanks again for all the help!

14. Posted by SkiBunny84 (Budding Member 26 posts) 5y

Glacier is gorgeous. So is Banff. Having been to both, I prefer these. If you get the chance to go to Jasper, that one is pretty nice as well.

Great hiking in both as well.

15. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 5y

Looking forward to your trip report. Hope you and your Dad have a great time.

16. Posted by SkiBunny84 (Budding Member 26 posts) 5y

I noticed reading this again that some people are referring to the wrong 'Glacier National Park'. There is a Canadian National Park of that name as well on the way to Banff (if you're coming from Vancouver) and I'm pretty sure the poster is referring to that one:
Link to Parks Canada site for the place

17. Posted by loeschg (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

The trip was AWESOME. It went quick... as you'd imagine. I took a load of pictures. I'm planning on posting more details and a link to the album later this week.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

18. Posted by loeschg (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

I started a new thread that gives our itinerary. I thought it'd be a bit more relevant in a separate thread. Pictures link will be added there, too.

19. Posted by travelbug66 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

If it were me and unfortunately it's not :( I would go to Glacier National Park. The main reason being that the glacier is literally disappearing. With climate change it's a fact, and if you are someone who cares about seeing things like this before they're history then I would at least try to make this a part of your trip.

I went there extensively as a kid and remember being able to play in the snow in July inside the park! Lots of animal viewing as well. I don't know if that's the case anymore, but the whole area is just amazing! So majestic and beautiful with lots of wildflowers to dazzle your eyes. It's a very open and "wild" area of the country, so if you like to hike and have a very unspoiled nature experience I can personally highly recommend it!

20. Posted by loeschg (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

As promised, here are the pictures from the trip to Oregon! Feedback/comments/questions are welcomed. I'd love to hear from you :)

Oregon Trip - 2011

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