Re: Maritime museum messabout
Having lived at one time in Astoria and having made the run on all the known ways…… Hwy 30 is risky business until you get to St Helens at which time traffic slacks off a bit. But it’s ordinarily not too bad. If you want you can take I-5 up to Longview and go across the high bridge to Hwy 30, adds some interest, and off to Astoria via Clatskanie.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
OR….you can take hwy 26 to the Manning area, grab the hwy to Vernonia just a couple miles past the Dairy Queen and it’s a windy over the hills road to Clataskanie through Vernonia, turn left to Astoria. There is also a road out of Vernonia through Birkenfeld which is a ‘high loop’ and there’s another more direct route to the Jewell area
OR…..you can go on 26 to just past the Elderberry Inn, take a left turn and circle around under the highway to Jewell and go past Jewell and then farther on the Elk Refuge through Olney and into Astoria via the back door. See mebbe a hundred elk winter feeding…followed a bit further down the road by Lee Park which has a nice waterfall in a short walk.
OR…..you can go to 101 and through Seaside but it’s more tedious.
Just some thoughts.