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    Trip down Washington - Oregon coast

    Need advise on places not to miss.

    Taking a trip out to the coast in August.
    Spending first night in Moses Lake Wa. then heading to Seattle, take ferry to Bremerton, WA then heading to Aberdeen, WA spending the night.

    From there, have 4 days to spend on Washington/ Oregon coast.

    Just guessing, but with the drive, sights and stops should probably make it as far south as Gold Beach, OR before heading east. ( have to be in Pocatello, ID Thursday night, want to be at Three Forks MT for Rockin the river concert on Friday)

    Never been there before, hoping someone can point out spots we do not want to miss.

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    wow just looked up your route on google maps looks a cracking run im not really envious. ok then i am best we got is scotland which is great but a little smaller

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    This is the planned route. http://tinyurl.com/5vers9v

    Been to Seattle many times, by car, about a 10 hour drive.

    I've heard driving down Hwy 101 is 45 MPH at best. Seems every time a guy goes somewhere he misses 1/2 the cool stuff. The neat little places to eat, little spots where you should have turned out to take a look.

    I kinda mapped out a days drive at 5 to 6 hours (according to Google) with motel stops at Mosses lake, wa, Aberdeen Wa (short drive day, should be able to go to Oceans Shore and back), Pacific city OR, Gold Beach OR, Bend OR, Boise ID, staying with friends in Pocatello ID, then camping at Rockin The River in Three Forks, MT. http://rockintherivers.com

    Figure with 5 and 6 hours rides down the coast line, gives a guy 5 or 6 hours of sight stops a day.

    Would love to hear from someone who has been down the Washington/ Oregon coast. Cool places to stop, did I give myself enough look around time.

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    Hi LitesOn - having lived near Vancouver WA for many years, I traveled up and down the coast often. Assuming you will ride on old Hwy 101, the best places in OR are: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Tillamook (for great cheese), the beaches from Newport south to Florence, North Bend, and Coos Bay. These are good tourist spots with biker bars, but there are also many other small towns all along Hwy 101. During the summer season, Hwy 101 is slow going with heavy RV traffic. Don't expect to cruise along at a very fast pace. If you average 30 mph you will be lucky. A lot of bicycle traffic too, which slows thing down a bit.
    Hope this helps - have fun!
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    If you could, I would head more North once you get past Spokane so you can cross over the North Cascades HWY (20). This ride is rated near the top in most moto ride books. I do it every year and it shouldn't be missed if you're already coming this far.
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