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Cross Country Tour -- How to get Thru Washington / Into CA
So, I'm planning the final legs of my cross country tour, and am hitting a decision point--How to get down to CA? My end point is San Francisco so I'm looking at ways to get down there.
I'm basically looking at either the ACA coast route or the ACA route that takes me by Crater Lake. I would really love to see Crater Lake, but taking this route would make it a bit tougher to get back over to San Fran when I get farther down into California.
Here are the things I'm thinking so far:
A. Take the Lewis and Clark til the coast, dip my tires to ceremonially complete the coast to coast journey, then head south.
B. Head straight down towards Crater Lake and dip my tires somewhere farther on down the line.
C. Head to the coast, dip the tires, then head backwards to go back down by Crater Lake.
I would like to stop by both Walla Walla and maybe Seattle if possible, but I realize this would be a ton of meandering around the Pacific Northwest.
Anyways just throwing this out there, looking for some feedback. Thanks!