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Old 06-21-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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Can somebody tell me what is the best way to travel by land from Winnemucca, NV to Ashland, OR? Thank you
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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Well, you're not overwhelmed with choices.

The quickest way is to take 140 out of Winnemucca, up through Denio, to Lakefield, and finally to just south of Klamath. Here you take 66 over to Ashland.

There aren't a lot of towns or houses on this route; it's a lot of desert driving, but the road is decent. Gas up in Winnemucca because you're next chance will be Lakeview. Be sure to enjoy the view as you descend Dougherty's Slide just after crossing into Oregon.

At a reasonable pace, you're looking at about 5.5 hours from Winnemucca to Klamath, and then another hour to Ashland.

You're other option would be to head down I80 to Reno and then pick up 395 north to Susanville. Take 44 out of Susanville and then pick up 89 to pop out on I5 just south of Weed. Then it's I5 north to Ashland.

This route is probably an extra 3 hours driving time, but you pass through a few more towns.

In the summer and not towing anything huge, I'd vote for the route along 140.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 06-21-2009 at 08:24 PM.. Reason: As noted by PNW, it's Lakeview rather than Lakefield
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Hssst, Cornerguy - Lakeview
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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Hssst, Cornerguy - Lakeview
LOL.

My bad. It's a lot later here in the eastern time zone and I don't have my map handy.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I actually like the drive from Winnemucca to Lakeview - you go through some really interesting fault block territory, the northern extent of the Basin and Range. Plus there are usually a lot of antelope.

Just not really any gas stations. Or other cars.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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I will have to decide at some point if I want to take the longest but more predictable route or the shortest one. Thank you so much.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We took 140 in our motorhome towing a vehicle! I'm not sure that's the smartest thing we ever did because if we'd had trouble, we were on our own for miles and miles and miles. But it was different, almost no traffic and nice countryside. Then we stayed a beautiful ranch campground in Lakeview. Very nice time!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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In the month of September I'll be relocating to Ashland for an entire year and I'll be moving there in my own car. I always suspected that route 140 must be very scenic, however since I'll be in Ashland for a whole year, I can always come back to see the scenary at a later date. Because I don't want to take any chances of having a vehicle break down in the middle of nowhere or getting lost, I have decided to take the longer and safer route. Thank you you all.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Enjoy your trip -- although the chances of getting lost on 140 are remote to say the least.

I agree with PNW-type-gal. The trip from Winnemucca to Lakeview has some gorgeous scenery if you're into the desert thing. There's even a comfort station of sorts at which to have a "break": it advertises free cowboy hats.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I actually like the drive from Winnemucca to Lakeview - you go through some really interesting fault block territory, the northern extent of the Basin and Range. Plus there are usually a lot of antelope.

Just not really any gas stations. Or other cars.
...or people.

Great drive. The only thing I never liked was hitting the Oregon border and the slower speed limit...feels like you can walk faster.
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