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Offline jrswenberger

Mid-January US short tour ideas
« on: September 30, 2015, 11:54:43 am »
Hello Everyone,
My wife and I are looking for a few ideas for a 4-7 day tour this coming January. We're based near Portland, Oregon so the western US is our playground.

On or off-road, totally self-contained to credit card touring...it's all on the table.

This June, we returned from a year-long self-contained tour across western and eastern Europe, NZ, Tasmania and the southern Sierras and we're itching to get back out every chance we can.

Thanks for any suggestions...Enjoy the ride!

Jay
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Offline adventurepdx

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Re: Mid-January US short tour ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 01:18:09 pm »
I haven't done it, but I've thought about doing a San Juan Islands/Gulf Islands/other islands tour for winter. While of course there's a chance of rain, the islands are in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mtns so it should be drier than not only the Oregon Coast, but a lot of other places in the west-of-Cascades NW. Plus, there's quite a bit of indoor lodging options on the islands, and they shouldn't be busy, so you can do it without camping. You could even "base camp" at a lodging facility on one of the islands in the San Juans then ride the other islands each day.