: Road Trip Through Southern Oregon



gdwriter
06-01-09, 02:23 AM
Hoover, Betty and I are heading out tomorrow afternoon to join up with a tour group that's touring Nevada, Southern Oregon and Northern California. I don't have time to do the entire tour, but am doing the stops in Klamath Falls, OR, Crater Lake National Park and Grants Pass, OR.

http://www.q45.org/gdwriter/Southern_Oregon_Road_Trip.jpg

I have friends from Arizona that are doing the entire tour; they told me about it during my trip to Phoenix in January, and I thought it would be fun to do. They've done it with their '64 Impala SS, but this year, they're bringing a '48 Ford that's been restored to look like a mild custom, but is pretty modern underneath.

I went to Crater Lake last summer, but because of wildfires in California and winds blowing from the south, it was very hazy. But the Crater Lake itself is amazing. The bluest water I've ever seen.

I think I'll have Internet access at my hotels in Klamath Falls and Grants Pass, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to post pictures. But if not, I'll post them when I get home. I think there's going to be a car show tomorrow night.

There's about 75 cars (I think on the tour). The Web site is Nevada-Rides.com (http://nevada-rides.com/), but whoever programmed it set it up so the links only work on Internet Explorer on a PC. :rant2:

This will be my first road trip with the GPS (http://www.amazon.com/Magellan-RoadMate-1470-Widescreen-Navigator/dp/B001VEIYAC/ref=amb_link_84044111_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=01S6PXRFTBY2AVSXQA1N&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=473182411&pf_rd_i=1193680) I bought last month. I've only been to Crater Lake once before and have driven through Grants Pass a couple of times, so this isn't an entirely familiar trip. So it should be a good test for the Chicago road trip.

Jesda
06-01-09, 03:54 AM
Nice! Never been to that part of OR. I usually come up the coast through Coos Bay.

billc83
06-01-09, 11:07 AM
Looks like a fun trip! I drove I-5 south through Grant's Pass on my way to New Mexico; I don't remember it being too eventful, though. We stopped for gas and a photo op next to an old horse-drawn carriage. There was a museum within walking distance but we were trying to make good time.

All the best.

gdwriter
06-01-09, 02:59 PM
There will be some mountain passes heading back up I-5 from Grants Pass, and it's scenic country, so it'll be a nice drive. I haven't been that far south in a few years, and I've never been to Klamath Falls, so this will be mostly uncharted territory. Good workout for the GPS.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-01-09, 03:22 PM
Good workout for the GPS.

Real men read maps. :)

gdwriter
06-01-09, 08:02 PM
Real men read maps. :)Oh I know how to read a map. It's just handy for going into unfamiliar areas, especially when there aren't close up/detail maps of the city you're in. I also like to see the distance and time remaining and ETA.

It will definitely be worth having in Chicago. Mine has a traffic alert and can reroute you if needed.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-01-09, 09:54 PM
I'm just givin you a hard time. Without a GPS I would not have found my way to the dragstrip last year.

Rodya234
06-01-09, 10:08 PM
Real men can find their way around with just a compass, and don't use roads. :lol:

hueterm
06-01-09, 11:36 PM
Take lots of pics and post them!

billc83
06-02-09, 12:12 AM
A real men doesn't even need a compass. Just give him a sextant and a knife...

gdwriter
06-02-09, 01:02 AM
Take lots of pics and post them!I took around 160 today, most of them at the car show at our hotel in Klamath Falls. For faster posting (for me) and viewing (for you), I've uploaded them to Facebook, and you can view them here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=80059&id=776743093&l=7a41d1316f).

Betty performed flawlessly on the 200+ mile drive from Corvallis to Klamath Falls. I filled up about halfway there and my gas mileage was 12.37. That includes ~40 miles on I-5 cruising at 65-70. On my second tank, from Oakridge to Klamath Falls, I got 13.0, crusing anywhere from 55 to 65 depending on traffic ahead of me. And I was running the A/C the entire way.

Fortunately there are frequent passing lanes so I could easily get past the pokey motorhomes and semis. In a couple of cases, I had to really move it to get past a couple of other vehicles before the passing lane ended and I would be doing 75-80 MPH. With just the two-speed Powerglide, Betty is running around 3,000 RPM at 65 MPH and 3,400 at 70, so the gas mileage isn't bad all things considered.

Hoover, of course, was thrilled to go on a road trip. He already suspected something was up when he saw me get out my duffle bag and the electric cooler last night, and when he saw the green cooler I use for his water on a road trip, he knew and got all excited. Filling his cooler with ice and water is one of the last things I do when we're going somewhere, because I know he knows.

Hoover had a big smile on his face all the way down to Klamath Falls, and he peridically would rest his chin on my shoulder on the drive. He loved meeting all the people and a few other dogs at the show tonight and is now sacked out on one of the beds in our hotel room.

Anyway, here are some of the highlights from the trip:

My GPS set-up, which was very handy. It was funny to see how many of these vintage cars had GPS mounts in their windshields.

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Hoover and Betty at the Shilo Inn in Klamath Falls, which hosted tonight's show.

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Itty Bitty Betty with the original Matchbox car and OSU mascot Benny Beaver, who is traveling the world (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bennyonthemove&w=all).

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Here is one very happy dog.

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'65 Corvette Sting Ray

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For Chad, a '73 Eldorado convertible

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8.2 litres (500 cubic inches) of Detroit power

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gdwriter
06-02-09, 01:19 AM
More pictures:

Impalas were well-represented on this cruise. There were six including Betty, a '61 convertible with a 348 big block, '62 and '63 sport coupes, a '65 SS and a '68 Custom coupe.

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Two rare Pontiacs. A '61 Catalina bubbletop with a dual-quad 421 and 8-lug wheels and a '69 Firebird Trans Am.

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gdwriter
06-02-09, 01:24 AM
Finally, a gorgeous '56 Coupe de Ville.

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One more. This is the '48 Ford my friends from Phoenix drove up in. It looks stock from the outside, but it has a Chevy crate motor and updated suspension, A/C, etc.

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Tomorrow is Crater Lake and Grants Pass. No car show tomorrow night, but I should have some pictures from the trip to post.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-02-09, 01:52 AM
Looks like you had a great time Gary. I feel better about myself now knowing that you got worse mileage on the highway than I get in the city. :)

eldorado99
06-02-09, 02:02 AM
Beautiful colour on the '56 Coupe DeVille!! Looks like my kind of car show. Thank you for the pics Gary. :)

Aron9000
06-02-09, 02:58 AM
That 56 Coupe Deville is just bitchin:leghump::worship::worship:

The 54-56 Cadillacs are my all time favorite Caddys from a design/styling standpoint. Very clean, tasteful lines. They made a statement, but it wasn't so over the top/excessive/onstentatious as the later Caddys(which I also love for being so over the top/slightly ridiculous)

hueterm
06-02-09, 12:28 PM
Great pics! On your FB pics of Betty, what is the Chevy logoed "box" under the dashboard area?

gdwriter
06-02-09, 07:42 PM
Arrived in Grants Pass just ahead of the thunderstorms:

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Will post pictures from today's trip to Crater Lake later tonight. Heading out for dinner now.

gdwriter
06-02-09, 11:20 PM
Great pics! On your FB pics of Betty, what is the Chevy logoed "box" under the dashboard area?It was originally a tissue dispenser, a popular dealer accessory that swung out from under the dash with a thin box of Kleenex inside.

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Mine, however, hides a modern stereo system that I can plug my iPod into:

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The factory radio still works (or it did), but it's only AM. I wanted to keep the dash original and none of the aftermarket radios that are designed for these cars look original. It was my idea to cut the tissue dispenser around the stereo mount and put a hinge on the front for access, but it took a friend who likes to make things to actually do it.

orconn
06-02-09, 11:31 PM
It was originally a tissue dispenser, a popular dealer accessory that swung out from under the dash with a thin box of Kleenex inside.

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Mine, however, hides a modern stereo system that I can plug my iPod into:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/4244_87031388093_776743093_1727742_6369417_n.jpg

The factory radio still works (or it did), but it's only AM. I wanted to keep the dash original and none of the aftermarket radios that are designed for these cars look original. It was my idea to cut the tissue dispenser around the stereo mount and put a hinge on the front for access, but it took a friend who likes to make things to actually do it.

Great adaptation using the Kleenex dispenser to hide the more modern sound components. I like to keep things "original" looking in my cars so can appreciate your solution to a common problem.

orconn
06-02-09, 11:49 PM
Finally, a gorgeous '56 Coupe de Ville.

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One more. This is the '48 Ford my friends from Phoenix drove up in. It looks stock from the outside, but it has a Chevy crate motor and updated suspension, A/C, etc.

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Tomorrow is Crater Lake and Grants Pass. No car show tomorrow night, but I should have some pictures from the trip to post.

Boy that 1956 Coupe de Ville sure brought back memories. The summer I got my driver's license (NJ you had to 17) the family garage housed my father's '56 Coupe de Ville, my mother's 1957 Olds 98 4 doo Holiday and a 1956 Mercedes 300D (known as the "Adenauer" Mercedes). I was assigned to Mercedes (cause my Dad didn't really like it and my mother needed power steering and appreciated the hydramatic in the Olds). When I got to drive it, I really appreciated the Caddy's smooth power and overall operation. Not as quick as the shorter stroke Olds, but it made up for being having alot more torque at the low end which really came in handy when towing sailboats to different regattas. The '56 Caddy was replaced late that Summer by a new 1960 Sedan de Ville. In a lot of ways I liked the 1956 better. I agree that the '56,'55 and '54 model years were a high water mark for Cadillac design. Those cars managed to combine modernity with dignity in a way that was never equaled until the 1992 Sevile STS came along.

gdwriter
06-03-09, 12:19 AM
Pictures from today. The full album from both yesterday and today is here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=80059&id=776743093&l=7a41d1316f).

It rained a little bit this morning in Klamath Falls, but Hoover is ready for another day in the car.

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A couple more pictures of the beautiful '62 Impala:

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Even on a cloudy, windy and a little chilly day, Crater Lake is stunning:

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Wizard Island:

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Me and Hoover with Crater Lake in the background:

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The water is the bluest blue you can imagine, even more so than Lake Tahoe.

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hueterm
06-03-09, 12:23 AM
Oh WOW that is beautiful. And still some snow -- very cool.

That tissue/stereo adaptation is neat how it's modern, yet stock looking. I got rid of the mono AM/FM radio in the '70 when I was in high school, so now I have a Pioneer cassette deck (not much more modern now...) in its place.

gdwriter
06-03-09, 12:27 AM
A few shots of Betty at one of the viewpoints:

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Still a lot of snow on the ground. Crater Lake gets around 45 feet every winter. There was still snow on the ground when I was there last July, but there's a lot more on this trip.

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Arrived in Grants Pass with some sprinkles and threatening looking clouds.

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It started pouring shortly afterwards:

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Hoover has already picked his spot for the night:

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gdwriter
06-03-09, 12:37 AM
Filled up tonight after dinner and Betty got 13.30 on this tank from Klamath Falls to Crater Lake and on to Grants Pass. Was driving slower on some of the narrow and winding roads through the mountains, so that probably had something to do with it. Still, it was a climb up to >7,000 feet to Crater Lake, I ran the air most of the way from Crater Lake to Grants Pass, and I got stuck twice in road construction backups on the few miles today that were on I-5.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-03-09, 01:44 AM
Ooo, look at mister big shot Gary with his fancy radio all hidden and stealth like. :p

Mine plays DVDs, I win. :D







Actually, its pretty cool. Much more sensible and ergonomically placed than the ones hidden in the glove compartment on the far side of the car.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-03-09, 08:59 AM
Looks like fun Gary! That '61 Catalina....was that a race special or something? Don't see many with the dual-quad 421 and 8 lug wheels. Crater lake looks amazing!

CadillacGurl
06-03-09, 01:17 PM
Beautiful pictures Gary!! I love the one with you and Hoover with the mountains in the background! :thumbsup:

Jesda
06-03-09, 01:18 PM
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Crater Lake (and Gary's house) are now on my must-visit list. That photo is good enough to hang on the wall.

CadillacGurl
06-03-09, 01:20 PM
I agree, you just need to photoshop the elderly lady out :D

V-Eight
06-03-09, 01:28 PM
I also agree, that is an awesome picture

Kev
06-03-09, 07:10 PM
Real men read maps. :)


Real men can find their way around with just a compass, and don't use roads. :lol:


A real men doesn't even need a compass. Just give him a sextant and a knife...Whimps .... real men just use the stars and their sense of smell ....... :rolleyes:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-03-09, 10:26 PM
Real men can tell time and direction by the sun and what side moss grows on trees.

gdwriter
06-04-09, 01:04 AM
Hoover and I got back to Corvallis early this afternoon, after a short detour in Eugene for a wine run at Trader Joe's (I got chocolate truffles, too). He's such a good road tripper and traveling companion.

Other than needing two or three cranks to start on a few occasions, Betty performed flawlessly on the trip. Today was a 175-mile, 65-70 MPH blast up I-5, including going through several mountain passes. I had the air running from Eugene to Corvallis and then from Corvallis to Independence, and I still got 12.44 MPG. I'd still rather drive Betty than a Prius.

Totals for the trip were 663 miles, an average of 12.775 MPG and $134.38 in gas. All worth it.

BTW, in its coverage of the GM bankruptcy, the New York Times auto section has a slide show (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/06/01/automobiles/01GM_USER_SLIDESHOW_index.html) of readers' photos of their GM cars. I posted one of the pictures of Betty at Crater Lake.

gdwriter
06-04-09, 01:15 AM
Beautiful pictures Gary!! I love the one with you and Hoover with the mountains in the background! :thumbsup:


Crater Lake (and Gary's house) are now on my must-visit list. That photo is good enough to hang on the wall.


I also agree, that is an awesome pictureThank you all. My pictures aren't anywhere near what Gary Hebding can do, but for a point-and-shoot operated by someone who had a midterm C in photography in college, they're not bad.

Jesda, you (and any of my friends here) are welcome anytime. Just give me at least a couple of days' advance notice. I actually enjoy having company and even though I'm a transplanted Oregonian, I love to show off the many beautiful places here.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-04-09, 01:19 AM
BTW, in its coverage of the GM bankruptcy, the New York Times auto section has a slide show (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/06/01/automobiles/01GM_USER_SLIDESHOW_index.html) of readers' photos of their GM cars. I posted one of the pictures of Betty at Crater Lake.

Found it, picture 14 of 65. For some reason the picture looks as old as the car, not modern. IMO though it really adds to it, it matches the car and looks nostalgic.

Jesda
06-04-09, 04:45 AM
Cool slide show! I just found out my Nytimes.com account created in 1995 no longer works lol.