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Mar 21, 2015 11:29 |  #1

Hi all,

I'm asking for a little help from you amazing landscape photographers. I'm planning a trip this September to travel from Seattle to San Francisco over a 2-week period. We will arrive in Seattle... rent a car and start the vacation/journey. (of course spending a couple of... or a few days in Seattle)

My question to you all.... what are the "must see" and "must photograph" places between the two destinations. Our itinerary is wide open.

Any coastal scenes we have to visit? State parks? City views? etc. Best places to catch certain scenes? ?

I know there has to be a ton of wonderful places to visit between the two cities and of course within them... we are open to anything at this point. I'm just trying to build out an itinerary to make the trip... for fun and photography wise.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Mar 21, 2015 11:33 |  #2

Columbia River gorge from Biggs Oregon to Portland.

The Vagabond Lodge in Hood River is awesome. If you talk to the owner, Jerry, tell him windsurfer Ralph sent you.
http://www.vagabondlod​ge.com/ (external link)

Jerry is a rabid photog. Lots of places he can point you to for shooting. He grew up there.

Hood River is about an hour east of Portland.


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Mar 21, 2015 11:43 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #3

Fantastic! I will add this to the list for sure. Thanks so much for the information.

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Mar 21, 2015 11:57 |  #4

The Oregon coast is a series of state parks that will keep you busy for a few days.
Check out Highway 101 on this web site. http://www.oregoncoast​travel.net/ (external link)

Also lighthouses along the coast are very picturesque http://theoregoncoast.​info/Lighthouse/Map.ht​ml (external link)

As are old bridges http://www.oregon.gov …ric_bridges_coa​stal1.aspx (external link)


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Mar 21, 2015 11:59 |  #5

Olympic Penninsula
The Gorge
Thors Well
Big waves on the southern Oregon coast
Crater Lake
Redwoods


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Mar 21, 2015 13:08 as a reply to  @ WaltA's post |  #6

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17485316 (external link)
Olympic Penninsula
The Gorge
Thors Well
Big waves on the southern Oregon coast
Crater Lake
Redwoods

Thank you for the list,I appreciate the info.
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Mar 21, 2015 13:10 as a reply to  @ WaltA's post |  #7

Thank you for the info and the link. I think the challenge is going to be narrowing down which locations to visit... so many choices.

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Mar 21, 2015 13:17 |  #8

Olympic Peninsula
http://travel.national​geographic.com …ula-washington-road-trip/ (external link)

Columbia River Gorge
http://www.crgva.org (external link)

Oregon Coast
http://traveloregon.co​m …cific-coast-scenic-byway/ (external link)

Cascade lakes, Oregon
http://travel.national​geographic.com …e-lakes-oregon-road-trip/ (external link)

California's pacific Coast Highway
http://travel.national​geographic.com …-pacific-coast-road-trip/ (external link)


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Mar 21, 2015 13:17 |  #9

yes, Crater Lake for sure, Avenue of the Giants in CA, and/or Hwy1 along the coast. Oh, in Oregon Cannon Beach is really nice, especially at low tide. Really can't go much wrong by sticking to the coast with a couple trips inland. Also look on Google Earth, there are many photos linked to locations. And of course street view and an app like TPE on your phone.

You'll have a great time, it's a great area of the country :-)


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Mar 21, 2015 13:17 as a reply to  @ Hatch1921's post |  #10

Yeah I do the WA/OR coast at least every 2nd year and find new places to visit.


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This wasn't a very good day. Cloudy and lots of mist along the shore. But I enjoy the scenery regardless.
There's also the interior routes like 99W thru the Willamette Valley wine country.

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Mar 21, 2015 20:01 as a reply to  @ WaltA's post |  #11

Thank you all very much for the information! We can't wait to make the trip... from the looks of things... we will have a very full schedule for the two weeks on the road.

Thanks again!

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Mar 21, 2015 20:58 |  #12

Go to your local library and borrow a copy of Bicycling The Pacific Coast for a bunch of ideas from a slower perspective. There is just too much to see so you will have to focus on a few places or things and cruise the gaps between them, or just skim along for the surface highlights without much depth and take notes for future more focused visits. I grew up out there and this summer we'll be spending a week there and will mainly be around the Olympic mountains and coastline.

If you like cheese then the Tillamook cheese factory is next to the coastal highway in Tillamook Oregon. And if you like chowder then a few decades ago there used to be a place in Newport Oregon called Mo's which had great chowder, but I don't know if it is still around. There was also a nice seastack type bluff in Newport, but last I heard is that the step landing got developed into condos.

I've subscribed to this thread and will add more as I think of it.


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Mar 21, 2015 21:03 |  #13

Whatever you do, time your trip to when it is sunny instead of cloudy when you are in the Seattle area. The view of Mt Rainer is worth seeing, but you can be there for days and never see it due to the clouds.


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Mar 22, 2015 09:23 |  #14

Hatch,
Let me turn this around on you a bit and ask what sort of things interest you, either personally or professionally or photographically? Some like boats and would want to focus on harbors and fishing and rivers. Some like geography and would want to focus on geographic features. Some like archaeology and anthropology and would focus on those types of areas. Some like cities and architecture and likewise could focus a whole trip on big and small cities and towns.

There is so much variety and range of potential interests between Seattle and San Francisco that it is almost impossible to pick "must see" places and things without knowing at least a little of your own interests.

Edit to add:
In the far southwest corner of Washington is a very long unbroken beach called Long Beach. At the northern tip of it there used to be a wildlife sanctuary area with low sand dunes, beach grasses, views of sunsets, and looking across the bay you can see fishing boats leaving for their days of fishing. Just one of many overlooked places to visit along the Pacific coast.

Edited edit: been too long since I've been there, Westport is the next bay north and not the one behind LongBeach.


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Mar 22, 2015 09:53 |  #15

Several days ago I purchased 100+ page ebook by POTN member (Canon_Lover) that covers Washington & Oregon state locations in great detail with maps, images and recommendations. You cant go wrong with have so much information in electronic or printed format for your 2 week trip.


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