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Poss. Itinerary for Aug. Portland to San Fran family vacay - TIPS PLEASE

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Our family (2 parents and 2 kids, ages 11 & 8) have 2 weeks in August to travel from Portland to San Francisco. We are experienced campers and hikers and want to see as much as possible while not seeing it all from the car. We need to swim everyday (It's what we do in August in our family.) Here is our proposed itinerary and I'd love your feedback and suggestions on feasibility, swim and camp spots, or best routes, etc.

Day 1 (Sunday) - arrive Portland, see Saturday market & Powell's Books, stay in hotel

Day 2 (Mon) - tour Portland, visit Beverly Cleary statues in Grant Park (We LOVE Ramona!), other suggestions welcome, stay in hotel

Day 3 (Tues) - pick up rental car - drive Columbia River Gorge, stop at Multnomah Falls, on to Hood River, stop for a swim (Waterfront Park has a designated swim area, correct?), then on to Mt. Hood. Stay at Trillium Lake Campground. 3 Hours Total Driving

Day 4 (Wed) - visit Timberline Lodge, drive to Bend & visit the Museum of the High Desert, stay near Bend (campground suggestions?) 3 Hours Total Driving

Day 5 (Thu) - Drive to Newberry Caldera, hike on obsidian flow, look for a hot spring dip along the way, stay at Mazama (Crater Lake) or Broken Arrow (Diamond Lake) Campground. 3 Hours Total Driving

Day 6 (Fri) - Crater Lake, including a swim! - Stay at same campground

Day 7 (Sat) - drive via Reedsport (elk!) to Florence, stay at Umpqua Light House State Park or Rock Creek Campground (any advice on which to choose?) 4 Hours Total Driving

Day 8 (Sun) - BEACH day in Florence - Devil's Elbow beach, other suggestions? Stay at same campground

Day 9 (Mon) - Drive the coast to Crescent City, CA, stay at Jedediah Smith Redwood Park, 4 Hours Total Driving

Day 10 (Tues) - Redwoods, stay at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, 3 Hours Total Driving

Day 11 (Wed) - Drive the Coast via Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco, drop off rental car. This date is fixed, as we must be in SF by Wed evening. 5 Hours Total Driving

Days 12-14 (Thu-Sat) - All things San Francisco, fly out on red-eye Sat. night

Thanks so much!!

-Ann

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