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Old 01-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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We are planning a trip from Denver to Portland and Seattle this summer. Going to travel the last of June and first couple of weeks of July. Any info on the do's and don't on highway selection pulling 34' 5'er, 30SK and brother in law a new 34'-335SS. We are looking at I-84. Also what are some of the must avoids in the Portland and Seattle areas. Any ideas on the must see and do list would also be welcome.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Make sure you watch the weather for any mountian passes you are going to use. It still snows a lot in the mountians in June.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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I would stop and see the Mt St Helens Visitor center (there are several and there is one 5 or so miles from I-5), In Seattle there is the Pioneer Square area and Underground walking tour (original storefronts before they raised the streets/city). Google Seattle tourism and check it out.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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If coming west on 84 there are some rv parks worthy of mentioning. Ore. St. Park at Farewell Bend on the Snake River between Ontario Or and Baker City. Casino at E. end of Pendleton has a nice RV Park, another at Boardman Or.north side of 84 on the Columbia River. Another St Park, Memaloosebetween The Dallas and Hood River right along 84.
Portland is not bad during non work hour commutes, Seattle seems to always be busy. Can't think of any rv parks close into Seattle. There are some nice parks between Portland and Seattle off of I-5 east on Hwy 12.
Oregon Coast, OlympicNat Parkin Wa., Mt Rainier although being from Denver area maybe mts are not what you are coming to see.
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Snow should not be an issue end of June first of July
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help but we still need a good spot to stay close to Seattle, Wash so we can visit that area before heading out across Washington. The KOA at Kent/Tacoma looked questionable. Help!! Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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If you are looking for a place near Seattle that is quiet yet not too far out there is the Tall Chief resort near Fall City. It is former Western Horizons Resort now owned by Encore. I haven't stayed there since they changed hands a couple of years ago.But I hear it has been updated a bit. This is the best I know of on the east side. The KOA you mention in Kent does have a poor reputation. Not sure of anything else in the area since we usually are heading in the opposite direction,away from the city, towards the mountains when the trailer is hitched up.
There is a lot of great camping in the Cascades and the Olympic Penninsula if you want some time away from the city. The loop around the Olympic Penninsula is very scenic with lots of places to see in the National Park and along the coast.
In the Cascades, beside the mentioned Mt St Helens, the towns of Leavenworth and Winthrop on the eastern slopes are fun to visit and the drives over the passes, North Cascades (HWY 20)or Stevens Pass (US 2) are not to be missed.
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