If you are more pressed for time and/or don't mind skipping sections of the northern Oregon coast, then you should use 6/8 or another southerly route like Nestucca River Road.
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I am sorry if this is an old topic - I am on tour, and only have a Kindle, and topic searches are torture.
Banks will put a $2 to $3 charge on ATM withdrawals. That can eat into your budget. An alternative is to get cash advances with your grocery store purchases. Most grocery stores, Wal Marts, Targets will let you get a cash advance on your debit card at no charge. They usually have a maximum amount that they'll let you get (usually in the $60 range). If your debit card looks like a Visa or Mastercard, you should be able to get cash at no charge at grocery stores and the like.
In places with no biting insects and it doesn't rain too often I like a bivy best. I sleep on top of it unless it is cold or rain starts. I do carry a tiny tarp (5'x5') for rainy nights. It is easy to climb in and zip up if conditions change. This setup is no fun if it will be hot and buggy though.
To reverse my route, get to PR-100 & MB-200 and head south... At junction of 200 & 305 (near St. Agathe, restaurant), continue south on 200 (begin 8.5 miles of decent gravel) all the way to border crossing just west of Emerson.
Anyone really tour on an LHT with full packs? Is the frame stiff enough for full packs? Credit card trips don't count. Supported trips don't count either.
Considering what you would spend on a Surly or LHT you might consider having a custom bike made. You'd get exactly what you want and a perfect fit to you body size.
The money you spend would also benefit your local economy and not China's!