Touring - Brookings, Oregon Greyhound
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I'm riding from Astoria down to Crescent City next week. My current plan is to rent a car in Crescent City and drive back to Portland, where I'm flying in/out from.
I chose this way back since the original bus information I had, basically said I would need to catch two different buses and the amtrack, in order to get back to portland. This would pretty much require two days of travel to get back. That's why the $200 to rent a car from hertz in crescent city, made much more sense.
My buddy in Portland seems to remember that Greyhound actually stopped in Brookings (I have no info) and went back to Portland. Doe anyone know if this is true?
Any other suggestions/experiences on how to get back to Portland are always welcome.
10-04-07, 09:36 AM
If I remember correctly Greyhound services the Oregon 101 on a very selective basis. I think they have a stop in Coos Bay and that might be as far South a stop in Oregon until you get to Arcata. And even then I think they service the coast from I-5.
It is pretty friendly country, though, and a cheaper option might be to ship your bike from Crescent City and stick out your thumb. It'd take some patience, but you'd get there.
Other best option would be to head up 199 to Grants Pass. If you're up for another 83 miles (2 days, right?) then you could easily catch the Greyhound in Grants Pass.
Now, if you're willing to alter your route I could offer you a really cool option, but you'd have to head inland before Brookings and Crescent City. That is to head East at Gold River to Agness and then up and over the pass on FR-23 to Grants Pass. I believe it's the road where that family was stranded in the snow and died not too long ago. Of course, you'd have more supplies and mobility with a bike ;)
Nontheless, the pass is a really cool experience, with absolutely amazing views. The road is dirt and paved, but very poorly maintained and sort of remote. Like I said, a very unique experience and well worth checking out.
Then again, if you already have plans far be it for me to alter them.
$200 for a rental car sounds like it may be your best option otherwise. Or check out the car rental options in Brookings...they might be cheaper as Brookings feels like a bigger town to me, and it's in-state.
10-04-07, 05:11 PM
"Now, if you're willing to alter your route I could offer you a really cool option, but you'd have to head inland before Brookings and Crescent City. That is to head East at Gold River to Agness and then up and over the pass on FR-23 to Grants Pass. I believe it's the road where that family was stranded in the snow and died not too long ago. Of course, you'd have more supplies and mobility with a bike."
Don't do it. They are calling for snow already this week and we've had snow at 5000' already. It's too late in the year and as climbhoser says, remember the Kim family. Late September is the latest to even think of Bear camp road.
Yeah, wasn't really considering that as an option, just don't have enough time or the fortitude to eat my leg if I got stuck in the snow.
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