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Old 12-12-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Need some advice on travelling from Seattle to Quartzite bypassing the fire areas in California in late January.
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Need some advice on travelling from Seattle to Quartzite bypassing the fire areas in California in late January.
Google says southeast to Idaho, then south at Twin Falls to Vegas.
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Unless you were planning to go to the CA coast, you should be fine. What's your Arizona destination? Edited to add that weather in the northern part may affect your route. By northern, I mean from Eastern WA down through CA, depending on whether your CA route goes along I-5 or along the eastern sierras.
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Unless you were planning to go to the CA coast, you should be fine. What's your Arizona destination? Edited to add that weather in the northern part may affect your route.
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I-5 is the least scenic and the most dependable weather. You don't have to go all the way to LA to head east--bypass all of the sprawling mess, and at Bakersfield you could go by way of Joshua Tree NP (it'll be COLD! at night) by taking 58/14/138/215/10, or also from Bakersfield take 58 to 395 to 40 to 95.
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I-5 is the least scenic and the most dependable weather. You don't have to go all the way to LA to head east--bypass all of the sprawling mess, and at Bakersfield you could go by way of Joshua Tree NP (it'll be COLD! at night) by taking 58/14/138/215/10, or also from Bakersfield take 58 to 395 to 40 to 95.
Hi h2owmn currently Bakersfield is in a fire zone
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hmmm. Here's the cal fire map link. CAL FIRE - California Statewide Fire Map

It doesn't show anything near there. The Santa Barbara area fires may be sending smoke that way, but Bakersfield is nearly 100 miles mostly north and a little east from there as the crow flies.
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I-5 is the least scenic and the most dependable weather.
I'm not even sure what dependable weather means anymore when you go I-5 through Oregon. There's several major passes...snow and ICE you should watch. And in the winter there's always the treacherous Siskiyou pass between Oregon and California. Oh my.
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hmmm. Here's the cal fire map link. CAL FIRE - California Statewide Fire Map

It doesn't show anything near there. The Santa Barbara area fires may be sending smoke that way, but Bakersfield is nearly 100 miles mostly north and a little east from there as the crow flies.
My mistake.. Hope that route stays clear so we can get through to Quartzite.
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I'm not even sure what dependable weather means anymore when you go I-5 through Oregon. There's several major passes...snow and ICE you should watch. And in the winter there's always the treacherous Siskiyou pass between Oregon and California. Oh my.
Thanks Donna worth taking into consideration for sure👍
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