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Road Trip - June, 2013

We missed our annual road trip in 2012. I went to England and France and Doreen went on her Ancestry Tour to the Channel Islands. In between, we've managed to do some quick trips - Kalispell in April, 2012, Jackpot for a Jeff Foxworthy concert in September, 2012, and a weekend in Edmonton for the Pool Tournament in February, 2013. A few days here and there are fun, but a true road trip is still the best. I have been renovating my house and I'm not quite sure if I want to run away or stay home and finish putting things back together. Running away wins.

It's time to go and we still haven't really decided what we are doing. We have an idea we are going to work our way from Washington to California zigzagging over the mountain passes. Over the last couple of years in her Spring Breakouts Doreen has found pretty spectacular routes through the mountains and really wants me to see some of them. We are looking at a few highways - Golden Chain (SR-49), Lassen Loop (SR 89), and McKenzie Highway (Route 242 Bend). Due to snow, Doreen wasn't able to go over the McKenzie Highway and Lassen Loop. At this point Lassen Loop is open but the McKenzie Highway is still closed.

Whatever we end up doing, one thing is for sure - we are not heading east. Pretty well everything east of Colorado is being bombarded by tornados, flooding and fires.

Fairmont Hot Spring, B.C.

Columbia Valley, B.C. - Hoodoos

Kalispell, Montana to Grand Forks, British Columbia
Libby, Montana - City of Eagles
Kootenai Falls, Montana
Highway 56 Montana South
Highway 200 Montana & Idaho West
Highway 20 Washington - Sherman Pass Scenic Byway- Colville National Forest
Highway 21 Washington North

Highland Historic Loop - Okanogan County, Washington
Oscar Wheaton Homestead
Chesaw Ghost Town
Old Molson Ghost Town
Molson School and Museum
9 Mile Road - Okanogan County Road #4777
Sidney, British Columbia
Canada/US Border - Highway 3 British Columbia
Circle City

Curtis Sheep Slaughter

Highway 20 Washington - North Cascades National Park

Bothell, Washington
Country Village Roosters & Ducks
Country Village Flowers

Federation Forest State Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Stevens Canyon and Box Canyon - Mount Rainier National Park

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington
Mount St. Helens Flowers

Grays River Covered Bridge, Wahkiakum County, Washington

Highway 401 Washington - Lewis & Clark Trail

Coastal Highway 101 - Oregon
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sea Lions
Florence Sand Dunes

Hwy 242 Oregon - McKenzie Pass–Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
Belknap Crater

Sisters, Oregon

B & B Fire Complex, Oregon

Aufderheide Scenic Byway - Forest Service Road 19, Oregon

Cougar Lake and Dam, Oregon

Highway 58, Oregon

Office Bridge - Westfir, Oregon

Weed Rest Stop

Mount Shasta, California

Highway 3 California
California-Oregon Stage Road 1860 - 1887
Bucket Line Dredges - Trinity River
Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Highway 36 California
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Orick, California
Roosevelt Elk Pasture
Beach Sunset

Highway 254, California - Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Shrine Drive Through Tree - Myers Flat, California

Confusion Hill - Piercy, California
Gravity House
Train Ride - Tony the Train Guy

Highway 1 - Shoreline Highway

Highway 128 - Wine Country

Hwy 253 California - Booneville-Ukiah Road

Ukiah, California

Highway 49, California - Golden Chain Highway
Golden Chain Highway
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Robinson's Ferry
Mark Twain Cabin
Freemont's Fort
Bear Valley

Highway 180 California

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Highway 198 California - Generals Highway
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Sequoia National Park
Tunnel Tree - Fell 1937
General Sherman Tree

Murray Family Farms

Oatman, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona

Highway 89, Arizona

Monument Valley, Utah - Highway 163

Hobbs Wash - Mexican Hat, Utah

Highway 261, Utah - Trail of the Ancients

Hite Overlook - Highway 95 Utah

Highway 24 Utah
Torrey, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park
Oyler Mine
Fruita Petroglyphs

Highway 83 Montana

Kalispell, Montana

Glacier National Park - Going to the Sun Road