I'm planning a Northwest US tour loop for mid-July. Here's a map of my proposed route, ridden counterclockwise from Grass Valley, in N. Calif.
Looking for input: In segments A or B, are there any "not-to-be-missed" attractions that I should include in my itinerary?
Some unpaved sections are welcome. Will be on my F800GS.
I'm sure that some of you will have suggestions to help make this a stellar trip. Thanks in advance!
Grass Valley, CA
Dry Falls / Scablands
South to Kennewick via (mostly) Hwy 17
West along the Columbia River gorge on Hwy 30
Option C: South via Bend to Crater Lake, mostly via Hwy 97
Grants Pass via Hwys 62, 234 and I-5
Gold beach via ?? or possibly US199 to Crescent City, CA
South on coast Hwy 1 to Ft Bragg (yes, Winter in July expected. Stupid ocean. )
East on Hwy 20 east back to Grass Valley