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Planning on leaving to drive Seattle-San Fran on Sat am......has anyone heard any mountain travel reports? I have never driven this route before and don't know what to look for....Have also been checking airfare but bag fees really make it add up!Thanks!

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1. Re: weekend roads

I would be cautious. This weekend could be very dicey.

As far as travel and baggage goes. Carry on, baby, carry on! I went to Italy with only carry on luggage.

You may have gifts, which adds a new dimention...USPS or Fed Ex overnight!

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2. Re: weekend roads

Hi jet72, haven't heard from you in a while.

Here's the website for you:

http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap.asp?curRegion=0&mainNav=RoadConditions

Depending on when you go, but, as you know even here, some snow and certainly ice, but freeways generally clear.

Siskyous are always an issue; could hit snow anytime and you must carry chains or cables. If not, State Patrol won't let you through if conditions warrant chain use.

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3. Re: weekend roads

We lived in Redding for 5 years and made that trip home for Christmas every year. It can be dicey. Often Mt Shasta was wors than Siskiyous.

We had planned to visit our kid in Yelm this week-end but porbaly won't because of predicted Sun weather.

Snowed here in Portland area today. We have 4WD so went off our hill, but I no longer like the callenge of driving on snowy roads.

As suggested check ODOT sites, but they may not be current after well after you leave Seattle

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4. Re: weekend roads

I would check out flying Southwest. No bag fees. You will have to fly into Oakland or San Jose, but getting from either place to downtown SF via BART or CalTrain a lot easier than driving from Seattle in bad weather.

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5. Re: weekend roads

Still hoping to drive....have opted to give up cargo space and leg room for safety and take the 4 wheel drive blazer with chains instead of the minivan...Got a hotel room in Grants Pass for Sat night....

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6. Re: weekend roads

Another option would be Amtrak.

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7. Re: weekend roads

Where are you staying in Grant's Pass? We have enjoyed several stays at the Riverside Inn and two very nice stays at the Weasku Inn in the river cabins. The River's Edge is a great place for dinner if you're looking for a nice meal in this area. Have fun and drive safely! :)

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8. Re: weekend roads

Considering the long drive in bad weather and the expected freezing temps in Grants Pass on Saturday, I doubt jet72 will be looking for an expensive Syrah-type upscale experience...just a hot meal and a warm bed to crash in.

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9. Re: weekend roads

oregonpoppa--I agree. Especially since the drive from Anacortes to Grants Pass is quite long in good weather, and no way would I do it in dicey weather.

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10. Re: weekend roads

I think we got the Best Western....had to find a place that would allow the litte dog! Another reason flying created issues....