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Old 06-23-2009, 07:17 AM
Location: Florida
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My husband and I are going across the country to the coast of Oregon in just a few weeks (motorhome). We've already done this a couple of times but I'd like your opinion on the most scenic routes, but still primarily using interstates. A few US/State Highways would be ok, just not for the entire trip. At least on our way out there considering the heat, I don't think we'll go I-10...

I would love to hear your thoughts!
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:14 PM
Location: Ohio
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Can't give you an exact answer but I've played around with that question myself.

Have you tried using google.maps.com to do a direct route and then adding additional stops once you see how the direct route heads?
You can eliminate I-10 (yuk--heat AND that part that is extremely limited access at the LA border) by dragging the blue route line to wherever you want.

I use this method a lot to plan where to spend the night by plugging in cities and seeing how many hours google figures for driving and then keep adding destinations until we're there! Planned our upcoming trip to Canada this way.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:23 PM
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I am interested in seeing some responses myself. I am doing the opposite route this summer.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:06 PM
Location: Wyoming
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If it was me making that trip, I'd head north and west asap to find some cool weather. I was going to say, get up to I-90 via Chicago, but then I remembered a segment on the weather this morning about I-90 in Minnesota buckling because of the heat.

Still, that would be your best bet to find some cooler weather and a decent road. You could take it through SD, touching on the Badlands, Black Hills/Rushmore area, Devils Tower, WY and then maybe consider leaving the interstate system at Buffalo, WY and heading through Yellowstone, Teton Nat'l Park and out across Idaho. Just a thought. Then again, if you like the interstates, you could stay on I-90 into Washington and drop down to Oregon. We've been both ways a few times. Either way is nice.
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