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Author Topic: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a  (Read 1712 times)

Mcolter

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Looking for the best route to take through California into Oregon and on to seattle.  I plan to travel end of October to beginning of November two weeks

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 05:37:07 AM »
Best route for what? Speed, scenic beauty or attractions? Personally I live 395 best.
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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 08:20:51 AM »
Consider......

Hwy 93 north out of Px to Las Vegas.
Hwy 95 north out of Las Vegas all the way to Tonopah NV.
Hwy 6/95 west to Benton CA.
Hwy 120 west to Hwy 395 north, very near the junction to the June Lake loop
Hwy 395 north thru Carson City NV and Reno... to Susanville.
Hwy 44 west out of Susanville.
Hwy 89 north to I-5 just below Mt Shasta.

Tonopah NV is 6000' elevation with full fueling services and can be COLD.
As you approach the CA state line on Hwy 6, there is a spectacular vista of 13000' Boundary Peak.....the highest point in NV.
From Benton west (hwy 120) there is a uphill grade with some twists and turns.
Elevation midway between Benton and the hwy 395 junction is between 7000', and at the pass, near 8000'.
It is here, you transition from desert to high country pine forests and the huge Mono lake.
From there, all the way to the Walker valley and NV state line is subject to Sierra Nevada snow storms.

Conway summit, north of Lee Vining, (Hwy 120 continuance over Tioga pass and into Yosemite park)  on hwy 395, is over 8000' elevation with a long uphill pull.
Downhill from that pass is fairly long but not very steep and opens up to the expansive and green Bridgeport valley.
The stretch from Carson City to Reno is subject to fierce down slope winds off the Sierra crest...there are signs warning of these winds along Washoe lake north of Carson City.

From Susanville north, is spectacular pine forest scenery and subject to snow storms.
I-5 north, from hwy 89, provides a spectacular view of 14,000' Mt Shasta.

A less adventurous route would be I-10 out of Px to I-5 north out of Los Angeles......the megalopolis and associated traffic.
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marcortez

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 08:27:00 AM »
Consider......


On edit.....hwy 120 out of Benton and up on top is subject to complete and locked out passage due to snow.


« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 09:24:11 AM by marcortez »
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Mcolter

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 03:43:43 PM »
The wife is a photographer so we want scenic but safe nothing like hwy 1 in Cali although it would be nice

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 03:45:58 PM »
The wife is a photographer so we want scenic but safe nothing like hwy 1 in Cali although it would be nice
Then you want 395.
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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 05:30:44 PM »
Tom's right... 395 is a very scenic drive. If you wanted to make a little better time, believe it or not, I-5 from Redding, CA into Oregon is also a very scenic drive. Folks often think I-5 is the same throughout the state. It's not. I-5 in Southern CA (where we live) is a pot-hole infested, heavily traveled freeway that connects San Diego and LA. I-5 in Central CA is simply a loooooooong straight stretch of freeway through the San Joaquin Valley (There's an exit for San Francisco :o) But I-5 north of Redding is a beautiful drive that takes you into Oregon through some beautiful mountain passes. And since you're on I-5, there are lots of services.

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 05:48:54 PM »
The reason I suggest 395 is because I am also a photographer and I feel it is the most photographic. It is also not very well traveled meaning it is not congested and it is easy to pull off the road to take a shot.
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Mcolter

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2016, 02:17:51 AM »
Okay 395 sounds good is there any suggestions for a little closer to the water without to much headache if not 395 it is

Mcolter

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Re: Best scenic route for rving from Phoenix to Seattle in a 37ft class a
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 02:32:30 AM »
 I think I5 is a definitely a possibility I really appreciate all the helpful tips hopefully there are some good camp sites to hook up along the way