First stop on the way home after attending Cruiser Challenge on Monterey Bay, CA, was San Francisco via HWY 101 to show a Sage 15 to an interested party. After stopping in downtown I headed east to I-80 to hook up with I-5.
I stopped for the night in a Walmart parking lot in Yreka, CA. This was an OK location with a wide mix of folks ‘camping’ for the night: fancy coaches, common RVs and a couple of near broken-down trucks with persons sleeping in the cabs.
Besides wanting to pay nothing to park overnight I choose Yreka for its cool overnight forecast. If I had stopped for the night in late July heat at a lower elevation I would have experienced a hot and uncomfortable night. The daytime temps in northern California were in the high 90s and low 100s.
After a fairly quiet night in ‘Wally World’ I woke to a comfortable 70 degrees, made breakfast, and heading north to Portland, OR.
Stopping south of Portland to show Sage 15 to another person interested in the boat I now needed to get around the terrible downtown traffic. I ended up taking a rural highway that kept me out of the congestion on I-5 and connecting with I-205.
Once east of Portland the I-84 cleared as I entered the Columbia River Gorge.