Currently planning a 2013 Pacific Crest Trail Through Hike. I am considering adding a bike tour to get to the beginning of the trail. My trip would take me from Hood River, Oregon to Campo CA. about 1200 miles.
I am looking for someone that has toured from WA/OR to Southern CA before and what route they took.
I prefer not to bike on the coast hwy 101. The trip will be in April which means some cold/freezing temps up high. but I will have all my ultralight backpacking gear with me. So I'm fine with all that.
I prefer to stay out of urban areas as much as possible.
Any Ideas? thanks