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Old 03-22-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Route suggestions water front pacific to Sedona

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We are currently in Yachats Oregon thru Saturday am. Plan to head west over to Eugene Oregon for a stop at TJ Max Homegoods to pick up a few more things for our new 21. Any suggestions for route as well as overnight stops to Sedona/ Williams Arizona area. Would like to work over to route 395 as I have heard this is a scenic route. If you more experienced travelers think this is not a good choice let me know. I also thought of I-5 down to I-40 then east towards Sedona. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. First time out this far west by vehicle.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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If you're taking I-40 east without stopping until Sedona you'll have passed up a chance to turn north off I-40 at Williams for a reasonably short drive up to The Grand Canyon. It's a big state and there's just too many jaw dropping sights to see in Arizona.

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Old 03-22-2018, 09:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations, no suggestions but we are in Yachats on vacation if you would like to give us a tour. We have never seen a 21
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:14 PM   #4
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Your timing looks good for doing 395 south for a Sedona destination. Weather is calming down and it will be pretty spectacular going doing the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. How much time do you have?
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Time is not an issue. Thinking three days to get to Williams/Sedona area and take the GCRailway to the south rim. Take a couple of days to explore the area before heading east towards home (N.C)
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:01 PM   #6
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Three days from Yachats means I-5 to Bakersfield then over unless you're like CPA dude. With five days I would say go I-5 to Sacramento then over I-80 to 395. If you have a couple more days then you can spend a night in Bishop then Lone Pine(Alabama Hills) then maybe Death Valley if you've never been.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:27 PM   #7
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Before you head east from Sacramento check road conditions on 80 or 50 and down 395. They've had a lot of snow in the past couple weeks. Those are major routes that they try to keep cleared but if there's a storm I'd wait until the weather cleared and no icy conditions. The scenery down the eastern side is pretty spectacular this time of year but it's high elevation so it will be cold at night. Mono lake visitor center is worth a stop. And famous schaats bakery right on the hwy in bishop. . Alternatively The I 5 corridor is boring but fast and clear.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:19 PM   #8
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we've had like 3" of rain on the California Central Coast in the last couple days, so right now, the whole sierra is probably getting slammed with buckets of snow, and 395 is likely super cold the whole way from Reno to the Mojave. Be wary of black ice!!
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The storm has passed for now; no road closures either on I-80 or 395. Distance from Sacramento to Bishop is 279 miles and weather in Bishop is forecast by National Weather Service to be sunny & clear through next Thursday. I wouldn't hestitate at all and the scenery will be awesome!
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