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I know it's early. But if I don't plan trips like this months in advance, something inevitably gets in the way.

I was thinking that my plan is to head down the coast to get to the OB Rally.

My initial thinking is to head down to Portland, and then cut over to 101 on the 30, or on the 8 out of Olympia.

Of course, I think it would make for a much better trip if I wasn't alone. Maybe some people that know areas on the route would be up to sharing some of their favorite spots along the way?

I'm not sure there will be a lot of time for long offroad journeys, but I was thinking that making this part of the trip last 2 to 4 days would make for a fantastic little trip.

Of course, this is assuming that the Rally is going to be in Northern California somewhere. I don't know that I've heard anything concrete yet.

Any input, suggestions, questions are more than welcome!

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The Costal route...
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Or the interior mountain route...

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Obviously both are approximations at this point.

Either route is probably 3 or 4 days, assuming not too may distractions
 
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I know it's early. But if I don't plan trips like this months in advance, something inevitably gets in the way.

I was thinking that my plan is to head down the coast to get to the OB Rally.

My initial thinking is to head down to Portland, and then cut over to 101 on the 30, or on the 8 out of Olympia.

Of course, I think it would make for a much better trip if I wasn't alone. Maybe some people that know areas on the route would be up to sharing some of their favorite spots along the way?

I'm not sure there will be a lot of time for long offroad journeys, but I was thinking that making this part of the trip last 2 to 4 days would make for a fantastic little trip.

Of course, this is assuming that the Rally is going to be in Northern California somewhere. I don't know that I've heard anything concrete yet.

Any input, suggestions, questions are more than welcome!

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Hey @jdunk , were planning end of September again, and it will most likely be from Thursday to Sunday, which is one more day than last time. We'll most likely do a day of trail pre-running, and some casual classes on hand signals, best trail practices, kit, and other things.

The location will likely be at Shaver Lake, CA which adds another 5 or 6 hours from Eureka, CA. You up for that?

We'll be starting the conversation soon with more info. As you said, it's not that far away!

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Absolutely, I just used Eureka as to end of the map because it would have been the most likely place to get off the 101 for anything Northern California.

And, it helped me make the blue line on google maps.

I can't wait!
 

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Looks like a great trip down the coast! I must get out to the NW at some point. (actually, just about anywhere is where I need to get to at some point!)


This would be my blue line to follow if I were to make the trip to the OB Rally...

 
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Looks like a great trip down the coast! I must get out to the NW at some point. (actually, just about anywhere is where I need to get to at some point!)


This would be my blue line to follow if I were to make the trip to the OB Rally...

You'd be coming right through my home town in Iowa. I'll wave when you drive by. lol. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, there are a few of us meeting up in Dugger, Indiana this June at the Redbird SRA for some camping and off roading, in case you're interested.
 

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I'd love to convoy down @jdunk, but unless this happens a couple of weekends earlier than last year I won't be able to attend.