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10 day itinerary

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10 day itinerary

We will be flying into portland mid October and staying 10 days. Current itinerary consists of gorge area, mount hood, bend, crater lake, and then over to pacific city to take the coastal route up to Astoria. We want to have time for scenic hikes, biking, possible kayaking, vineyards, and want areas that will have the best fall colors. Just wondering if it makes sense to include bend and crater lake or if this is adding too much driving time. Crater lake looks beautiful, but I've read October can be the start of winter in that area. Any itinerary comments/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Eugene, Oregon
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1. Re: 10 day itinerary

Watch the weather reports and www.tripcheck.com for the latest road and weather conditions and forecasts.

Stay flexible. It would be easy to shorten your loop by dropping Crater Lake if weather conditions aren't promising and going from Bend over the McKenzie River Hwy (126) through Eugene/Springfield to Florence and then up the coast. If rain/snow/fog make visibility at Crater Lake less than optimal it just isn't worth all the extra miles.

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2. Re: 10 day itinerary

Suggest you hit the coast at Florence or maybe Reedsport you can see the coast from Florence to Yachats, and really also north of Newport. Then you can go to Pacific City if that is important

Klamath Falls, OR
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3. Re: 10 day itinerary

A great bike ride is on the Volcanic Legacy Byway in Klamath County, its absolutely gorgeous during the fall time and is close to Crater Lake. Crater Lake weather is usually a bit chilly, but if you pack a warm coat you will be just fine. Crater Lake in the Fall is one of my personal favorite times of year, especially if you drive through Fort Klamath and see all the Aspen trees.

Laura Johnson

Discover Klamath VCB

4. Re: 10 day itinerary

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